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About Steve

Councilmember Steve Hansen has served on the Sacramento City Council since 2012 and represents the Fourth Council District. Steve represents residents in River Oaks, Central City, Land Park, South Land Park and Little Pocket neighborhoods. Steve is Sacramento’s first openly LGBT Councilmember.

Steve is a leading voice for smart growth, multi-modal transportation, public safety, economic development and innovation. He currently serves as the Chair of the Local Government Commission, Vice Chair of the Sacramento Regional Transit District and as a Boardmember of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the Sacramento Transportation Agency, and Paratransit.

During Steve’s time on the Council he has passed key initiatives, including the Tenant Protection and Relief Act, ending rent gouging and extending important renter protections, increasing protection for LGBT employees and residents, updating zoning codes to allow for urban agriculture, and working to bring new mobility options to Sacramento's visitors and residents via bike-share and scooter-share. He worked tirelessly to reopen Washington Elementary School, a local elementary school in the Central City that has a thriving STEAM Program.

Other accomplishments of Steve's include creating new and improving existing District 4 parks and working to revitalize public housing. Steve’s life of public service began as an Executive Fellow working in the CA State & Consumer Services Agency. He also has worked as an advocate for Equality California, a statewide advocacy group for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians. Steve is a graduate of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Gonzaga University. Steve and his partner, Michael, live in Alkali Flat with their son, Henry.

If you want to ask Steve a question or contact him to learn more about the campaign, please email him at steve@steve4sacramento.com, visit him on Facebook www.facebook.com/steve4sacramento, or tweet him @Steve4Sac.


Paid for by Steve Hansen to Sacramento City Council, District 4, in 2020 (ID #1398191). Contributions or gifts made to this organization are not tax-deductible. Chapter 2.13 of the Sacramento City Code limits the amounts that a contributor may give to a candidate for a City Council position for a primary, general or special election. Generally, a contributor other than a large political committee may not give more than $1,750 to a candidate for a City Council position for a primary, general or s
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