Election night’s early results in the five-candidate Sacramento County Board of Supervisor District 5 June primary election show Pat Hume with an early lead.
District 5 encompasses more than 650 square miles and includes the Elk Grove, Galt, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta communities.
The top two finishers in this supervisorial district election will move on to the November general election.
According to the Sacramento County elections office, as of early election reporting on June 7, Hume, an Elk Grove City Council member, was leading the District 5 election with 40.8% of the votes counted, to Cosumnes Community Services District President Jaclyn Moreno’s 32.0%.
Trailing both Hume and Moreno as of press time were former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, who had received 19.0% of the votes and former Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Alex Joe, who collected 8.0% of the votes.
Hume told the Citizen that he is pleased by his early lead in the election.
“For the first numbers to come in, that’s right where we wanted to be,” he said. “We hope they continue to trend upward, but this is a great first start.”
Hume added that he is proud of the campaign he ran.
“We focused on the issues, we got out into every corner of the district, we met people, we talked about what is important to them,” said. “I got out to different community events and really tried to learn the issues that are unique to each particular community.”
Hume mentioned that his team knocked on 65,000 doors and made more than 12,000 calls in support of his campaign.
“(Campaigning) was a grueling exercise, but it’s not even the hard work; the hard work starts if I’m given the opportunity to do the job,” he said.
Moreno did not respond to the Citizen’s request for comment by the deadline for this article.
The current District 5 election marks the first time in more than a quarter century that Don Nottoli has not run for this supervisorial seat.
Nottoli told the Citizen last year that he would not seek reelection in 2022.
After serving as the longtime administrative assistant to Toby Johnson, who served as the District 5 supervisor for five terms, Nottoli has served in the same supervisorial role since January 1995.
While following the primary election, this seven-term supervisor has not yet endorsed any of the District 5 candidates.
As for confirmed endorsements, Hume has the support of the entire Galt City Council, former Galt Mayor Paige Lampson, Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, Folsom Mayor Mike Kozlowski, Roseville Mayor Krista Bernasconi, and Cosumnes Community Services District President Jim Luttrell.
Hume, who grew up in Elk Grove, served on the Elk Grove Planning Commission from the city’s incorporation in 2000 until he was elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2006.
Moreno is endorsed by former Galt Mayor Lori Heuer, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Trustee Casey Raboy, Galt community advocate Miguel Cordova, Cosumnes Community Services District Trustee Orlando Fuentes, Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
A 20-year resident of Elk Grove, Moreno has served on the Cosumnes Community Services District board since 2018, and she began serving as that board’s president last January.
Among Ly’s endorsements are the Northern California Conservationist Association, California Fisherman Outdoor Alliance, Asian Americans for Good Government, Asian American Business Club, C.C. Yin of Yin McDonald’s, and Thai Tran of Thai Food, Inc.
Ly’s experience includes serving on the Elk Grove school board from 2012 to 2014 and on the Elk Grove City Council from 2014 to 2020, the last four years of which he served as mayor.
Although Joe does not have any formal endorsements, he told the Citizen that he is “endorsed by any and all well-meaning individuals wishing to make the best of their lives in Sacramento County District 5 during these years of recovery from a mix of harms and inconsistent legislative actions.”
Joe’s service as an Elk Grove school trustee from 1994 to 1998 was followed by his experience running against Nottoli in the District 5 Board of Supervisors elections in 1994 and 1998.
7th Congressional District 2022 primary election results
Pat Hume 7,350 votes, 11.5%
Jaclyn Moreno 5,772 votes, 32.0%
Steve Ly 3,424 votes, 19.0%
Alex Joe 1,454 votes, 8.0%
Source: Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections Office