SUAB HMONG NEWS (04/12/2017) – As a nationality recognized educator, Steve Ly has devoted his entire career to educating young people and creating the communities that help them thrive. Driven by his passion to help every youth succeed, Steve was initially elected by Elk Grove residents to serve as a trustee on the Elk Grove Unified School Board. Subsequently, in November of 2014, Steve was elected to the Elk Grove City Council. In 2015, he was elected by the Elk Grove City Council to serve as the City’s first Vice Mayor of Asian Pacific Islander. Recently, Steve was directly elected in November 2016 as the second Mayor of the city and also became the first Mayor of Hmong descent in the nation.
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Steve’s leadership and commitment to serving his community has earned him numerous awards, including: Invictus Youth Impact Award, California State Assembly and Senate Commendation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Peace Award-Sacramento County Probation Department, and the School Violence Prevention Award-Sacramento County Criminal Justice Cabinet. Steve is a proud graduate of the University of California, Davis. After earning degrees in Sociology and Political Science, Steve continued his education and subsequently earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence.