The Stafford Family: Chanel, Keilan, Bryan Sr., Bryan Jr., Tracie and Micaela
Welcome to the Tracie Stafford For Mayor 2018 Website.
My family and I have been members of the Elk Grove community for over 17 years. Our four children were raised in the Elk Grove School District, including our eldest daughter who is currently on deployment with the U.S. Navy. Like most community members who have chosen to call Elk Grove home, we moved for the diversity, affordable homes, good schools and the rural and suburban mix that is charmingly unique to us.
As your Mayor, I will embrace and preserve the rich history of Elk Grove through strategic growth that not only focuses on new residents but increases the culture, amenities and services for the existing community.
I come from humble beginnings, have overcome unthinkable challenges and will use that hard earned wisdom and empathy to serve you and our growing community.
Professionally, I am a business consultant and have held dozens of impactful leadership roles (See Community Involvement Page) chairing boards such as The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley; was appointed by the Mayor to the Sacramento Small Business Board; and by the Governor to the California Small Business board. I have lobbied at the State and national level as a business advocate and as a women's equality advocate.
Most recently, I was elected an assembly district 9 delegate for the democratic party, am the President of the Women Democrats of Sacramento County, founder of Indivisible Women of California and spend countless hours as a political speaker, moderator, emcee and anti-bias/cultural competency educator.
Visit often to follow the campaign and learn more about my vision for Elk Grove.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM · $45.00 USD · 7 rsvpsGuild Theater Sacramento in Sacramento, CA
Brian Copeland (award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host) debuted Not a Genuine Black Man (Genuine) in 2004. The play explores his childhood experiences as a member of one of the only African American families in the suburb of San Leandro, California. This tale of laughter, tears, and sociology went on to become the longest-running solo show in San Francisco theatrical history with over 800 performances. The play has since been performed in over 30 cities, including a critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway and is currently in television series development. In addition, Copeland published a best-selling book based on Genuine that is now required reading in several high schools and colleges across the country.
This one man play offers a candid and funny response to those who question the racial authenticity of successful black men. After receiving a letter asserting that he is “not a genuine black man,” Copeland (comic, actor, radio, talk show host) tries to understand the qualifications needed to earn the classification: “I can’t swim. That’s black. But I can’t play basketball either.”
With agility, Copeland plays over 20 characters in the two-hour show including himself, himself as an 8-year-old, his mother, his sister, his grandmother, his son, his father, his landlord, 3 policemen, 2 lawyers, his father, a waitress, a pastor, a hate-letter writer, and several irate neighbors. He also fragments the narrative in time, flashing back and forth between his childhood and his current status as a successful performer, family man and business man. And he keeps it all together for the audience.
The show will be followed by a brief Q & A and book signing. VIP tickets include premium seating and book. Purchase Tickets here or call 916-667-8977 for more information or to purchase by check.
Since I announced my decision to run for the Mayor of Elk Grove, I have been asked the same question repeatedly.
Why are you running for Mayor?
I have been an advocate for decades. As a girl scout leader and service unit manager, a small business advocate and domestic violence survivor advocate. I have traveled the world speaking out against injustice but most importantly, providing hope to those oppressed by it.
I once believed that I could make a more profound impact outside of the system. I recently came to the conclusion that long term systemic change requires policy change. It is no longer enough to testify at hearings or focus on one life or business or cause at a time. I am ready, willing and able to serve in the political arena. And the citizens of Elk Grove are in desperate need of an advocate rather than a politician. See all posts