ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen is declaring victory in the hotly-contested race for Elk Grove mayor.
Mayor-elect Singh-Allen says current mayor Steve Ly called her on Monday to concede. She is leading by about 6,600 votes.READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool
In a statement Monday, Singh-Allen said, “This win is not about me, it is about the well being of Elk Grove.
I look forward to being a champion for our city and bringing our community together. Whether you supported me or not, I invite you to work with me to move our city forward. From now on, everyone has a seat at the table. Elk Grove’s best days are ahead.”
The mayor-elect plans to focus on COVID economic recovery as well as a traffic congestion and transportation plan.READ MORE: Man Apologizes After Video Shows Street Vendor Attacked
According to her campaign, Singh-Allen is the first directly-elected Sikh woman mayor in the country.
Sacramento County election officials will give another ballot update on Tuesday. There are still 260,000 ballots left to be counted county-wide.MORE NEWS: Folsom Shuts Sutter Street Down To Open Businesses
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