Folsom City Councilwoman Kerri Howell announced Tuesday that she is running for the Sacramento County supervisor seat held by Roberta MacGlashan.
MacGlashan announced in September that she will step down next year from her seat representing eastern and northern Sacramento County suburbs, including Rio Linda, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Orangevale and Folsom. She said she has accomplished most of her goals during her nearly 11 years in office.
Howell, 57, becomes the second candidate to announce for MacGlashan’s seat. A registered Democrat, Howell has served on the council for more than 17 years and received supervisor endorsements from fellow council members Jeff Starsky, Andy Morin and Steve Miklos.
She will face Citrus Heights Mayor Sue Frost, 59, who was the first to announce her supervisor candidacy last month. Frost is a registered Republican.
Howell and others on the council have faced criticism for being too friendly with developers, especially in their approval of housing construction south of Highway 50 during the drought. She hasn’t been afraid to speak out against some development, though, as a vocal critic of the county’s plans to expand Mather Field.