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City of FolsomCandidate for City Council

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Barbara Leary

Retired Nurse Practitioner
6,386 votes (8.43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I want to expand our economic base to support the growing need for community services such as public safety and schools for all Folsom residents.
  • I want to ensure that we have adequate resources for a growing population - a viable transportation system, adequate water supply and public recreational facilities.
  • I want to ensure that land use is compatible with neighborhoods, and to protect our open spaces and historical sites.



Profession:Retired Nurse Practitioner
Commissioner; Past Chair, Past Vice-Chair, Folsom Arts & Cultural Commission — Appointed position (2010–current)
Nurse Practitioner - now retired, UC Davis Medical Center (1978–2009)
Commissioner, Folsom Parks Commission — Appointed position (1994–1998)
RN, R.P. Carter, MD (1976–1978)
RN, Stanford University Hospital (1974–1976)
RN, Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (1972–1974)


UC Davis Master's Degree, Health Services, Health Care Services; Medicine (1984)
UC Davis Bachelor's Degree, Health Education, Medicine, Community Services (1983)
University of Hawaii, Manoa Associate Degree, Nursing, Nursing (1972)

Community Activities

Chairperson, Sacramento Sierra Club (2014–current)
Member, Folsom Arts & Cultural Commission, City of Folsom (2010–current)
Board Member, Friends of Folsom Parkways (2000–current)
Board Member, Heritage Preservation League of Folsom (2000–2009)


My higher education was obtained at both University of Hawaii, Manoa where I became an RN, and at UC Davis where I completed my training as a Nurse Practitioner and obtained my Master's Degree. I worked as a Nurse Practitioner on the Surgical and Trauma Services at UC Davis Medical Center for 31 years. During that time I also worked to establish a community organization in my neighborhood to ensure that development plans were compatible with housing, to ensure safe streets and transit corridors.  I also became active with the Folsom Historical Society, the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom, the Friends of Folsom Parkways and devoted countless hours to preserving historical resources, building trails, and planting trees along our many transportation corridors, trails, and in our parks. I've served on Folsom's Parks Commission in the past and am continuing to serve on our Arts & Cultural Commission. It is important to me to engage in our political process and in activities that support our community. 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Elected Officials (9)

  • Michael Seaman, Director, Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District
  • Orlando Fuentes, Director, Consumnes Community Services District
  • Genevieve Shiroma, SMUD Board Director
  • Dave Tamayo, SMUD Board Director, Vice-Chair
  • Brandon Rose, SMUD Board Director
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, SMUD Board Director
  • Fiona Ma, State Board of Equalization Member
  • Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Council Member
  • Jim Cooper, CA Assemblymember

Individuals (8)

  • Bruce Pomer, Los Rios Community College Trustee, retired
  • Jaya Badiga, Candidate FCUSD School Board
  • Brian Wallace, Folsom Arts & Cultural Commission
  • Marc Allaman, Vice-Chair Folsom Arts & Cultural Commission
  • Dr. Bill Durston
  • Roger Dickinson, Former CA State Assemblymember
  • Tom Aceituno, Former Folsom City Councilmember
  • Jackie Smith, Candidate for CA Assembly District 6

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