SACRAMENTO – This will be the first time since California’s primary elections were moved from March to June that Sacramento residents will have a say in who represents them in the state’s highest office. According to the Sacramento Bee, as of May 31st, 31% of California’s registered voters had cast their ballots. In Sacramento County, 35% of voters had cast their ballots. The primary election will determine which candidates will appear on the November general election ballot. Here’s a partial list of who is running:

As the California’s race for governor heats up, and one of the leading contenders is Reinette Senum. A two-time Mayor of Nevada County, Senum is a strong proponent of food security and freedom for California families. She’s also a passionate supporter of gun reform measures that help keep families safe from gun violence. In an election where California’s primary voters will be deciding between a field of over two dozen candidates, Senum’s experience and dedication to her causes makes her a stand-out choice. In a state where the cost of living is skyrocketing and income inequality is on the rise, Senum’s commitment to promoting food security and liberty makes her an invaluable leader in California’s effort to redirect its trajectory 

Another candidate is California State Senator Brian Dahle, who represents a largely rural constituency in California’s northeastern corner. Dahle got his start in politics as a member of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, where he served for eight years before being elected to the state Assembly in 2012. As a lawmaker, Dahle has been a strong advocate for agriculture and rural issues, and he has continued to operate his own seed company while serving in the Legislature. In 2018, he was elected to the state Senate, where he continues to represent the interests of his largely rural constituents. Dahle’s experience as a small business owner and legislator gives him a unique perspective on California’s economy, and he has pledged to work tirelessly to improve the lives of all Californians if elected governor. With the primary election just around the corner, California voters will have a chance to decide if they want Brian Dahle to be their next governor.

One of the candidates on the ballot is Jenny Rae Le Roux, a businesswoman and rancher from Shasta County. Le Roux is a relative newcomer to politics, but she has quickly gained a following among those who are dissatisfied with the current state of California. If elected, Le Roux has promised to cut taxes, reduce regulation, and make California more friendly to businesses. She has previously formally opposed Newsom in the 2018 recall. Sacramento County is one of the key battlegrounds in this election, and Le Roux will be looking to build support in the area in the weeks leading up to the vote.

Ballots for residents of Sacramento County Ballots were mailed last month and the mail-in ballots can be used to vote in person. You can bring your ballot with you to any Vote Center in the county. Just be sure to arrive before 8:00 p.m. on June 7th in order for your vote to be counted. This year’s California race for governor is one of the most highly contested primaries in recent memory, so make sure your voice is heard! If you have any questions about voting in California, please contact your local county clerk’s office.