For the first time in history, the West Sacramento City Council is made up entirely of women.
Dawnté Early was sworn in last week to represent District 3 and Verna Sulpizio Hull was sworn in to represent District 4. Martha Guerrero was also sworn in for another term as mayor. They join Mayor Pro-Tem Quirina Orozco and Norma Alcala, who are also women.
According to the League of California Cities, West Sacramento is one of six all-female councils in the state. California’s most populous county, Los Angeles, is currently led by an all-female Board of Supervisors.
“I am filled with pride to serve as Mayor at a time when the people of West Sacramento elected an all-women-led city council,” Mayor Guerrero said in a statement.
"We may differ in how we see the path forward, but we all share the same values and are focused on healthy, safe neighborhoods, a thriving local economy and preserving the unique beauty and history that has inspired so many to call West Sacramento home," she added. "We are a collective of mothers, sisters, aunties, and grandmothers ready to serve the community!"