Eric Guerra has made District 6 his home since he first attended Sacramento State University nearly 20 years ago.
Eric and his family emigrated from Mexico when Eric was a young child. They earned a living as farmworkers in and around the Sacramento region, and Eric pitched in, working in the fields before and after school and each summer to help the family make ends meet.
Eric's Activism Started at Sac State
The lessons Eric learned from his parents – about the importance of hard work and education as a way to a better life – drove him. He did well in school, enrolled at Sacramento State University, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration. Eric also met his wife, Christina, in the Master’s program at Sac State.
As an undergraduate, Eric’s fellow students elected him Student Body President, and he successfully raised over $60,000 to fund student projects on campus. While at Sac State, Eric advocated for the community during the inception of the 65th Street Transit Village Plan to direct redevelopment funds into community improvements. He also met with then-City Councilmembers Dave Jones and Steve Cohn to address the issues of blight and improved pedestrian and bicycle paths in the region. Eric’s efforts to improve the neighborhood were highlighted in a 2003 Sacramento Bee article.
Neighborhood Association President
Eric and his wife are proud homeowners in Tahoe Park. Concerned about his community, he got involved in his neighborhood and was elected president of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association. He led the community effort to stop the closure of the neighborhood pool after the City chose to focus fundraising efforts to support pools in the wealthier parts of the city. As president, Eric also advocated against the closure of local elementary schools and was successful in keeping them open. During his term as president, he also spearheaded yearly volunteer park clean-ups, raised thousands of dollars for college scholarships for district high school students, and helped grow the neighborhood garden.
Eric continues to remain involved in the neighborhood association, actively advocating to the city council for bicycle and pedestrian improvements and strongly supporting local measures to fund police, parks, pools, and libraries.
Chairman of the County Planning Commission
Eric knows that smart regional planning is essential to ensure a vibrant community. He has served on the Sacramento County Planning Commission for over four years and was recently elected by his fellow commissioners to his second term as Chairman for the Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
As a commissioner, Eric has provided balanced leadership, supporting local businesses, while providing environmental stewardship of our neighborhoods, rivers and open space. As part of these efforts, Eric shut down illegal miners digging into the Cosumnes River and worked with American River advocates to find a productive solution to protecting homes and preserving the American River levees.
Eric understands that community advancement only occurs with a strong economy and a strong economy needs a strong workforce. Governor Gray Davis appointed Eric as a Trustee to the California State University System Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, Eric advocated for students and faculty and fought for better funding for the CSU System.
The Sacramento Progressive Alliance supports Eric Guerra for Sacramento City Council, District 6.
Special election. April 7, 2015.
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The decision was made at our board meeting on Feb.21.
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