West Sacramento Candidate Seeks History

WEST SACRAMENTO – As citizens across the country are starting to cast their ballots for what could be the nation’s first African American vice president, local voters are also facing a choice with history-making implications.

Dawnté Early is one of five people vying for two available seats on the West Sacramento City Council. If elected, she would be the first African American to serve since the City’s incorporation in January 1987.

“Not woman. Not man. Person period,” Ms. Early said of the possibility of pioneering in the role.

“I have thought about it and the fact that we’re in 2020 and we’d be making history,” she said.

Diversity in leadership is important, she added.

“It’s important to have different people with different lived experiences. I personally think that’s where the best solutions are created. You’re able to ask different questions– How is this going to impact communities that I’ve


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