For Immediate Release
April 20, 2022
Poll Shows Eric Guerra in Strong Position to Win Assembly Race
Sacramento, CA — The race for the new Assembly District 10 is a dead heat according to a new poll commissioned by the Eric Guerra for Assembly campaign. After basic information, Guerra surges ahead. With his strong financial advantage, current City Councilmember Eric Guerra is in a strong position to come in first in the June primary.
In a poll conducted by EMC Research between March 22 and March 27, 2022, Guerra was a statistical dead heat with Stephanie Nguyen in the first ask and surged to a commanding 9% lead over Nguyen based on basic information taken from both of their official ballot statements.
“The race for 10th Assembly District is a dead heat,” said EMC President Ruth Bernstein. “Eric Guerra is not only competitive in this race, but our poll shows that as soon as voters learn basic information about each candidate taken from the ballot statement, Eric Guerra surges to a 9% point lead over Nguyen.”
Guerra also had a 10 to 1 fundraising lead as of the last reporting period. Since then the Guerra campaign reports crossing the $500,000 threshold in fundraising.
Eric Guerra has also picked up significant endorsements across a wide political spectrum including frontline healthcare workers like the California Nurses Association to the California Medical Association and Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte to the California Labor Federation. He has also received endorsements from Elk Grove and Sacramento firefighters.
“As I said when I started this race, I want to represent a community that mirrors my life story. Assembly District 10 includes a large number of under-resourced communities who also want a shot at the middle-class. There must be a focus on equity and eliminating barriers to opportunities. I am ready to take on the challenge and look forward to talking to voters about why I am the best person to represent them in the Assembly,” said Guerra.
The new Assembly District 10 is neither a City of Sacramento seat, nor an Elk Grove seat. Elk Grove and the City of Sacramento have nearly the same number of voters– and when you look at just the Democratic vote, it is even closer because Elk Grove has a higher percentage of Republicans. The population of the district is almost evenly split between Latinos and members of the AAPI communities.
Guerra has been on the Sacramento City Council since 2015, winning three elections to his District 6 seat. He has championed issues on housing, job creation, childcare resources, air quality improvement, and direct services for families. He has also served on several regional boards and commissions including the County of Sacramento Planning Commission, the Sacramento Air Quality Management District and the Sacramento Public Library Commission.
Guerra has also been endorsed by Former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis, EGUSD Board Member Nancy Chaires Espinoza, former CA Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, State Senator and Chair of the CA Latino Caucus María Elena Durazo, Assemblymember and Vice Chair of the CA Latino Caucus Robert Rivas, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, City of Sacramento Councilmember Mai Vang and multiple other elected officials, organizations and community leaders.
Eric Guerra has called Sacramento home for over 20 years serving on the CSU Board of Trustees as an appointee of the Governor, President of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association, Chairman of the Sacramento County Planning Commission and President of the Sacramento State Alumni Association. He graduated from Sac State with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Public Policy and Administration. With over 18 years working in the Legislature, Eric knows how to get things done. He lives with his wife and sons in the Tahoe Park neighborhood.
Visit ElectEricGuerra.com to view a full list of endorsements and to learn more about the campaign.
Language taken from the EMC Research poll mirroring Eric Guerra’s and Stephanie Nguyen’s ballot statements to provide voters a little more information and produced a 9% point advantage over Nguyen for Eric Guerra in the race for Assembly District 10:
Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra, a Democrat, has been on the City Council since 2015. He is a first-generation immigrant who worked as a farmworker with his parents at the age of 5. He spent over 18 years working in the State Legislature and has served as President of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association. Guerra is endorsed by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento City Councilmember Mai Vang, and nurses and health care workers.
Elk Grove City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen, a Democrat, is the daughter of Vietnam War refugees. She was appointed in 2017 as Elk Grove’s first Asian American council member, she serves as the Executive Director for Asian Resources Inc., and was the Director of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber Foundation. Nguyen is supported by Assemblymembers Jim Cooper and Kevin McCarty, and is endorsed by the Police Officers Research Association of California.
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