The Stafford Family: Chanel, Keilan, Bryan Sr., Bryan Jr., Tracie and Micaela
Welcome to the Tracie Stafford For Mayor 2018 Website.
I am 51 years old and have lived in the Elk Grove area for 16 years. My husband Bryan and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary this past July, and have 4 children, one of whom serves in the U.S. Navy. I come from humble beginnings, have overcome unthinkable challenges and will use that wisdom and hard earned empathy to serve our community.
Professionally, I am a marketing and public relations consultant armed with a strong business acumen, passion for service and integrity. I 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 Capital and in Washington DC 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 learn more about me, my family and my mission to make Elk Grove a city where we can work, shop and play.
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