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Democrat Darrell Fong hopes to make state water policy his top priority

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Darrel Fong at a glance

Party: Democrat.

Occupation: Sacramento city councilman/retired police captain.

Residence: Sacramento.

Education: Sacramento City College; California State University, Sacramento; Sacramento Regional Criminal Justice Training Center Police Academy.

Family: Married to his wife, Joy, with three children, ages 17, 20 and 28.

Darrell Fong

Darrell Fong at a glance

Background: Third-generation Sacramentan.

Family: Married to his wife, Joy, with three children, ages 17 to 28.

Age: 57.

Career: Retired as a captain with the Sacramento Police Department after 25-plus years. Also worked as a process server for the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and an account technician for the state of California.

Education: Attended Sacramento City College, earned business management degree from California State University, Sacramento.

Community activities and board memberships: Sacramento City Council member since 2010. Member of the regional transit board, regional sanitation, Regional Air Water Quality Board, Human Rights Commission and Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Received a resolution from the state Assembly for his work fighting Asian gangs.

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:31 pm

Darrell Fong had planned to run for another term on the Sacramento City Council when he said he was encouraged to run for the State Assembly District 9 seat being vacated by Richard Pan.

Fong has been working on water policy issues as a Sacramento city councilman, and feels he can take that expertise to the state level.

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