Galt in-person voting starts

In-person vote centers are open in Sacramento County, including one in Galt at the Littleton Community Center, 410 Civic Drive. The center is open every day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, Nov. 8, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Two more local vote centers will open on Nov. 5, at the Department of Human Assistance (210 N. Lincoln Way, Galt) and Herald Fire Station #87 (12746 Ivie Road, Herald). The DHA vote center will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Herald center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Note that county residents can cast ballots at any vote center in the county. For a full list of the vote centers and ballot drop boxes in Sacramento County, visit the elections office website at bit.ly/3SKceMj (case sensitive).

CSD board member endorses Sandhu

Rod Brewer, a member of the Cosumnes Community Services District Board of Directors backed Vice Mayor Paul Sandhu for reelection to Galt City Council.

“Paul Sandhu is a coalition builder who drives for results that will benefit Galt residents. He is a trusted community leader and I strongly support his re-election for Galt City Council.”

Sandhu and four other candidates are running to fill three open seats on Council.

Mayor Farmer supports Harper for GJUESD

Galt Mayor Shawn Farmer has endorsed Katherine Harper in the race for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Trustee Area 2.

Harper is one of three candidates looking to fill the seat being vacated by Trustee Tom Silva.

“Local school board elections sometimes go by without much attention or spotlight. But we have learned from the past three years during the pandemic that who represents the parents and our children as our elected officials on these boards has a great impact. These recent years have been some of toughest times to serve in such roles. No matter what your feelings were on the matter, school shutdowns and distanced learning have been very impactful on our children.

“Elected officials do not have an easy job, and our local school boards are no exception. We have to have representatives that are not afraid to do the right thing, even when it is met with criticism, someone who will serve with passion and fight for our children as if they were their own.

“I believe Katherine Harper is one of these people. Katherine is not someone who just sat quietly back in the shadows and then jumped into the election. She has been actively engaged at school board meetings over the last couple years, even advocating on behalf of our kids and parents. She is someone who doesn’t just complain or talk about action, she is willing to be that action. She has demonstrated that sometimes you have to be more than just be a parent. Sometimes you have to be willing to put yourself in the thick of things and be more involved for the benefit of our kids.

“I have admired the hard work ethic she has been willing to put in this campaign and was impressed listening to her engage with so many Galt citizens and parents on important issues, and to many, none more importantly than their children. Katherine has school-aged children herself and will be a stakeholder in every decision she will make. She will listen to you the parents, and act on your behalf. She is passionate about our kids’ education, passionate about our school safety, and believes parents should be a part of the process. It is for these reasons I ask you to join me in my support and vote for Katherine Harper for Galt Elementary School District 2 this election.”