Elk Grove City Councilman and former Mayor Jim Cooper, who is running for Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan’s seat in the 2014 election, will host a fundraising event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Park Ultra Lounge, 1116, 15th St. at L Street, Sacramento.
Cooper, a Democrat, is running for the 9th Assembly District seat, which includes Lodi, Galt, Elk Grove and South Sacramento. He has been an Elk Grove councilman since the city’s incorporation in 2000. He is a captain with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Pan is eligible to serve a third and final term in the Assembly beginning in 2014, but he is considering running for a State Senate seat instead.
Republican Manuel Martin of Lodi has also announced that he will seek Pan’s Assembly seat.
To purchase tickets for the Cooper fundraiser, call 916-266-4258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.