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.
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