Local Elected Official (Male)

Kevin Johnson

Last November, the country elected its first black president. On that same night, Sacramentans elected their first black mayor—Sacramento native and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. Credited by some with revitalizing Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood (and Johnson’s stamping grounds) as founder and CEO of St. Hope, Johnson has made it clear that economic development, public education and public safety are three key improvements he wants made to Sacramento under his watch.