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Mayor Michael Saragosa


(530) 642-5200


With more than 20 years in government and government relations, Michael Saragosa has experience dealing with legislators at the local and state levels. A former member of the Placerville Planning Commission and Historical Advisory Committee, Saragosa served under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as undersecretary of State and Consumer Services. He also served as the director of the Employment Training Panel, as deputy cabinet secretary and chief deputy appointments secretary. Saragosa also worked as an aide for several members of the California Legislature. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Azusa Pacific University.

First elected: Appointed in October 2018; elected Nov. 6, 2020

Day job: With wife Brenda, he owns the Quintana Saragosa boutique public affairs firm in Sacramento.

Notable quote: “Sometimes projects need a coalition built to help provide the best chance of success. We have built many partnerships and can activate bipartisan coalitions throughout the state.” (Source: Quintana-SaragosaPublicAffairs.com)

Committee, board and commission assignments
Indian Gaming Local Benefit Committee
Sacramento Area Council of Governments
City Council Sub-Committee Interview Team
Pioneer Community Energy Board of Directors
Two by Two Committee (representation currently on hold)

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