Long before Duke Cooney was leading initiatives in the California Legislature to improve the environment, protect disability rights, and create a more equitable justice system, he was the son of a single mom making less than $20,000 a year.
Growing up, he was surrounded by many of the hallmark symptoms of poverty: housing and food insecurity, domestic violence, and drug abuse. It was tough, but he persevered so that he could break the generational cycle of poverty. Now he has set his sight on bringing fairness, equity, and healing to South Sacramento.
I am a father, husband, advocate, and proud resident of South Sacramento. I am running for Supervisor to give my community cleaner streets, improved air quality, and safer neighborhoods.
The County controls $7 Billion Dollars. It's time our community has a say in how it's spent.
Sacramento County is not doing enough to support our homeless community and our neighborhoods are paying the price. We need to lead with delivering public health and permanent housing. Short-term solutions like housing sweeps and camp removals don't address the root cause of housing insecurity.
Sacramento County was investigated for giving 78% of CARES ACT COVID-19 recovery dollars to the Sheriffs. Those funds were supposed to be used to support Sacramento during the pandemic.
Today we’re touching on Criminal Justice reform, Mays consent decree, and the BOS meeting today.
The Board of Supervisors has not acted yet to ban lead fuel at the Executive airport in South Sacramento. Our communties are at risk of lead fuel exposure.
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Team Duke joined Habitat for Humanity at their build site in South Sacramento. The site will allow 13 families to become first-time homeowners.
Team Duke donated to the "Fresh kicks for kids" shoe drive - Just in time for back to school day. We had a great time meeting families and helping distribute shoes.
Team Duke re-stocked the community pantry in South Sacramento. These are tough times and we all have to do our part when we can.
Team Duke joined neighbors in Z'berg Park, Golf course terrace, Southland Park, and Cabrillo Park for a clean up of Freeport Blvd.
Team Duke joined neighbors in Meadowview to clean up LeVar Burton park and the surrounding areas.
Team Duke donated three bags of new shirts, socks, and sweaters to our unhoused community, following the immense rain we all experienced.
Team Duke assited the Sacramento LGBT center with homeless outreach offering food, hygeine supplies, and sexual health testing.
Team Duke Assisted with the vaccine clinic held in South Sacramento at the Pannell Center.
Team Duke assited the Sacramento LGBT center with their pop-up clinic offering sexual health and COVID-19 testing and vaccination.
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"It’s almost too cliche to compare political races to the epic biblical tale of David and Goliath. But cliches exist for a reason — sometimes, despite being too on the nose, they’re the most accurate comparison. "
"Some in the district are looking for change. And Cooney – a 29-year-old political newcomer and public policy associate – is determined to put up a fight."
"We’re the ‘City of Trees’, or we’re the ‘Farm to Fork Capital’, but that’s not true for everybody, particularly those in south Sac.'' - Duke Cooney
"The Board needs a generational change in leadership... voters should back Duke Cooney in District 2.''
“I looked at the board that we have here in Sacramento and it was not diverse, it was not empowering or very active in the community. It was very reactive,” Cooney said
“We have supervisors that have had their positions for many many years, unchallenged by anyone. And that has an effect on them... they think they don’t have to be accountable to the public."-Duke Cooney
"Cooney, an environmental advocate and law student at University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law said representation in roles, both professional and in local leadership, matter deeply."
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