Eric Guerra, the first Latino council member in Sacramento since former Mayor Joe Serna died in 1999, was sworn-in to office Tuesday night.
Guerra won a special election over Bruce Pomer on April 7. He will represent the city’s Council District 6, which covers Elmhurst, Tahoe Park, Sierra Oaks and other neighborhoods on the city’s southeast side.
A Sacramento County planning commissioner and former Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association president, Guerra worked on a Central Valley farm as a young boy. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Sacramento State and has worked as a staff aide in the state Capitol for more than a decade.
More than 200 of Guerra’s family members, friends and supporters attended the swearing-in ceremony at City Hall.
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At 36, Guerra is one of the youngest members of the City Council.
“This is an iconic moment for my generation,” he said.
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