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Address:   2729 Prospect Park Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


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Mayor David M. Sander

(916) 851-8700


Councilmember David Sander has been a member of the City Council since Rancho Cordova was first incorprated in 2003. He serves on many different boards, including as founder/president of the Rancho Cordova Athletic Association and board member of the Sacramento Children's Museum. He has been recoginzed with several awards for his work in the Rancho Cordova community, including Volunteer of the Year, by the Chamber of Commerce and City Council. Sander is the founder of a scientific consulting/development firm, and he has lived in Rancho Cordova since the 1990s.

First elected: December 2003

Day job: Founder and principal of Sander and Associates

Alma maters: St. Louis University (bachelor's degree, physics); Tulane University (Ph.D., molecular and cellular biology)

Council assignments include: Building Industry Association Subcommittee, Growing Strong Neighborhoods Subcommittee, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Cordova Recreation and Park District, Sacramento City Unified School District

Notable quote: “In these chaotic and troubling times, Rancho Cordova needs steady leadership to meet the unprecedented challenges and keep our city moving forward.” (Source:

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