Eric Guerra is a current Sacramento City Councilmember, community volunteer, policy advocate, husband and father. Eric’s life has been defined by hard work and determination. As a farmworker, an immigrant, and a graduate of Sacramento State, Eric worked hard but he had a lot of help along the way. He knows that people sometimes simply need a hand up from those who believe in them. That’s why he wants to go to the State Senate and help others chase their dreams. That drives him every day.
With State Senator Dr. Richard Pan facing term limits in 2022, Eric is running for the open State Senate seat. With his background and experience, Eric will continue to fight for the people of Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and the surrounding communities in the California State Capital.
Eric knows first-hand what it takes to organize a community behind issues and how to find consensus among a broad coalition of people. From his time at Sacramento State to the Council dais, Eric has worked on issues that affect the everyday lives of people including tackling quality of life issues, helping working families, supporting small businesses, protecting the environment and improving transportation.
Eric 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.
Eric with his mom, little sister, and little brother in Esparto.
Eric Guerra: Fighting for Everyone to Have a Successful Future
Eric is running for State Senate to deliver for our neighborhoods and all of California — so that everyone has a chance to succeed. He will work on issues that matter most to our community, including:
Ensuring that our children get a top-level education from pre-k through college and that college is affordable for all families
Tackling the housing crisis by addressing housing affordability, including investments in permanent housing, rental assistance, and first-time homebuyer loans
Helping our economy and workforce by supporting small and mid-size businesses — during and after the pandemic
Working to improve transportation and infrastructure, including finding solutions to traffic and investing in public transportation
Standing up for immigrants and undocumented individuals by creating educational and legal defense funds and working to roll back reprehensible Trump era laws that have hurt our communities