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Sacramento CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 5

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Alex R. Joe

Retired Teacher
4,250 votes (6.64%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public safety is a top priority for Sacramento as a means to safe living, working, shopping, and enjoyment opportunities. Leaders regulate through ordinance and compliance measures consistent with existing law.
  • Unhoused individuals represent a concern for Sacramento county. Collaboration with state, city, and community-based organizations succeeds and provides shelter with adequate safeguards for full recovery.
  • Employment opportunities and gender equity provisions are important to ensure workforce efficiency. Service delivery improves as professional, well-trained, and committed individuals work for the public's benefit.



National University Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Administration and Special Education (2002)


Appreciation for the benefits Sacramento county has provided for my family is adequate inspiration to run for supervisor in my district. I know there can be a good fit between the existing panel of leaders and myself as we work to administer government services for the good of the people in this region. Working in the military, public schools representation, real estate sales and management, government programming, and as an elected official are assets. These assets combine to enhance my qualifications as supervisor. I have a excellent skill-base in colloraborating with colleagues. I am able to evaluate programs and delivery systems allowing me to be an effective officer of the county.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Alex is endorsed by any and all well-meaning individuals wishing to make the best of their lives in Sacramento County.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Sacramento County (1)

When 3 or more candidates run, Ranked Choice Voting would provide a majority winner in a November election eliminating the need for runoff elections. Is this something you would support for the County of Sacramento? Would you support putting this question to voters?
Answer from Alex R. Joe:

In Rank Choice Voting, not all of the concerns of the people are represented. In Rank Choice Voting, the most qualified candidate is not always afforded the opportunity to be in contention for the office in question. It is my contention that the extension of an election contest to the November runoff, as there are competing interests in the election remaining, is for the voters to decide using a majority vote rubric. Eliminating the need for a runoff election is not something this candidate supports as it creates a pathway for disenfranchisement of the voter. Rank Choice Voting may cost more and eliminate the savings thought to be a concern in administration of an election. It is not a best outcome for voters in the County of Sacramento.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Public service is a process of hearing what matters to a constituent group and working to provide answers through matching service delivery that is consistent with their needs. It is a delicate balance involving funding and the matching of needs. Accommodation for future uncertainty must be included for an entity to see and respond to growth and development challenges. An ability to meet these challenges using transparent means stands as a practice and sound measure leaders must possess and practice to be effective in a changing world. I understand the vagaries of economies and can use that expertise to plan county programming with the existing leadership teams. Moving forward toward prosperity ensures the county will have resources to address the needs of a changing population in the world class economy of the state of California.

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