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Councilmember Shawn Farmer


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Shawn Farmer is a Galt native, and his family has lived in the region for four generations. He has been married to his wife, Heather, since the ’90s, and together they raised three daughters. As a small-business owner, Farmer has a natural love for community and also has spent years working in manufacturing and construction—expercience that has helped him make decisions when it comes to the planning and expansion of Galt. He won reelection to the council in 2022.

First elected: 2018

Day job: Owns telecom contracting business; owns the Coffee Shop Bakery in old town Galt. 

Council assignments: City and Schools Together, Galt Youth Commission, Public Safety Committee, Sacramento Public Library Authority, Sacramento Transportation Authority (alternate), Sacramento Homeless Policy Council, City Selection Committee

Notable quotes:
“I think that anybody who’s been paying attention or knows of me in the community will know that I try to give 100% to this job, and I do everything possible. I can’t always give everybody in the community what they want … but I can say that I’ve listened to them and I have made an effort to do so. And I’ve been successful many times, and sometimes I haven’t, but I’ve tried every single time.” (Source: Galt Herald, Sept. 21, 2022)

“Generations of my family have called Galt home and I am deeply vested in this community. I want to be involved in guiding the future of our city, as well as protecting the way of life we all share here.” (Source: Galt Herald, Sept. 5, 2018)

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