Elk Grove Mayor

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Candidate picture

    Steve Ly

  • Candidate picture

    Tracie Stafford

  • Candidate picture

    Darren Suen

Social Media

Biographical Information

Why are you running for this office?

Age 46
Birthplace (city) Xiangkhouang, Laos
Residence (city) City of Elk Grove
Campaign telephone (916) 717-3837
Campaign email MayorSteveLy@gmail.com
Education Law degree, University of Northern California, 2012; bachelor's degree, political science/ sociology, UC Davis, 1996.
Experience Mayor, City of Elk Grove, 2016-present; vice mayor, 2016; councilmember, 2014-present; member, Elk Grove Unified School District Board, 2012-14; youth counselor, Sacramento County Board of Education, 1998-present.
I love Elk Grove and want to shepherd our potential. I want to make sure that we accomplish our goals in a thoughtful manner that plans sustainably for our transportation, housing, employment, civic and educational needs now and in the future.
Age 54
Birthplace (city) Akron, Ohio
Residence (city) Elk Grove
Campaign telephone (916) 667-8977
Campaign email info@traciestafford.com
Education Bachelor's degree, business management, University of Phoenix, 1997; MDE Certification (Management Development for Entrepreneurs), UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2006.
Experience Wife and Navy mom; business consultant, 2009-present; appointee, CA Small Business Board, 2007-14; delegate, Assy. District 9, 2017-present; president, Women Democrats of Sac County, 2017-present; communications officer, United Ways of CA, 2014-15.
Elk Grove is in need of a results-driven visionary with broad life, business and government experience to effectively transition from a town to an efficiently run city that is focused on the needs of the community. I am that leader.
Age 49
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) Elk Grove
Campaign telephone (916) 347-0956
Campaign email darren4elkgrove@gmail.com
Education Master's of business administration, University of Phoenix Sacramento Valley, 2013; bachelor's degree, civil engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1994; civil engineer license, State of CA, 1997; project mgmt professional, Project Mgmt Institute
Experience Vice mayor, City of Elk Grove, Dec. 2017-present; civil engineer, 2010-present and 1994-2004; community planning manager, 2004-2009.
I am running for mayor because I want to preserve our safe neighborhoods and quality of life that attracted my wife and me to move here. We must address our traffic problem and jobs/housing imbalance to maintain and improve the Elk Grove we love.