Retiring Sacramento County supervisor Yee endorses Kennedy

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee has endorsed Sacramento City Unified trustee Patrick Kennedy to become his successor on the board.

The 79-year-old Yee cited age as a factor in his decision last year not to run for re-election. He plans to step down in January.

The election to replace Yee in District 2, which covers the south Sacramento area, takes place in June.

“Patrick has a proven track record of leadership in our community, and as a member of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education, he has shown the ability to work collaboratively in our neighborhoods and make tough decisions when necessary,” Yee said, according to a written statement provided by Kennedy.

Yee has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2007 after a long career in Sacramento city politics. His time on the Sacramento City Council included a stint as mayor following the death of Joe Serna Jr.

Larry Carr, who sits on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District board, has also expressed interest in Yee’s seat.

Kennedy is an activist, former Sacramento planning commissioner and currently serves as president of the school board. “I am proud to have his confidence and support,” Kennedy said of Yee’s endorsement.

Call The Bee’s Brad Branan, (916) 321-1065. Follow him on Twitter @BradB_at_SacBee.

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