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Sacramento City Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Anna Molander

Healthcare Lawyer/Parent
8,777 votes (43.69%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stabilize the district's budget
  • Improve understaffed and under-resourced schools
  • Create school sites that also act as neighborhood hubs



Profession:Healthcare Lawyer
Healthcare Attorney, State of California (2014–current)
President, Crocker/Riverside Parent Teacher Organization — Elected position (2017–current)
Litigation attorney, Private law firms (2002–2014)
Commissioner, City of Sacramento Planning & Design Commission — Appointed position (2010–2013)


University of California, Hastings College of the Law J.D., Law (2001)

Community Activities

President, Crocker/Riverside Parent Teacher Organization (2016–current)
Director, Northern California Construction Training (2014–current)
Fundraising Coordinator, Land Park Pacific Little League (2016–2017)
Vice Chair and Parliamentarian, Crocker/Riverside School Site Council (2015–2016)
Chair, SCUSD 7-11 Facilities Committee (2013–2014)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (16)

  • Sacramento City Teachers Association
  • California Nurses Association
  • SEIU 1021
  • Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of Sacramento
  • UNITE Here Local 49
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • Black Young Democrats of Sacramento
  • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Dems
  • Harry S Truman Democratic Club
  • Fem Dems of Sacramento
  • Women Democrats of Sacramento County
  • Democratic Party of Sacramento County
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council
  • Wellstone Progressive Democrats

Elected Officials (17)

  • Sandy Sheedy, City of Sacramento Councilmember (former)
  • Gregg Fishman, President SMUD Board of Directors
  • Brandon Rose, SMUD Director
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, SMUD Director
  • Genevieve Shiroma, SMUD Director
  • Norma Alcala, Washington Unified School District President
  • Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, Trustee, Washington Unified School District
  • Ellen Cochrane, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Mai Vang, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Rebecca Sandoval, Trustee, Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Basim Elkarra, Trustee, Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Larry Carr, City of Sacramento Councilmember
  • Heather Fargo, Mayor of Sacramento (former)
  • Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Supervisor
  • Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
  • Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember
  • Deborah Ortiz, Los Rios College Board Trustee, Senator (former)

Individuals (2)

  • Joe Yee, Planning and Design Commissioner
  • Phil Pluckebaum, Planning and Design Commissioner

Videos (1)

Experience Matters — October 10, 2018 Anna Molander for Sacramento City School District, Area 1

Anna Molander has the community experience and expertise at building coalitions. 

She has worked with teachers and parents to develop the non-profit Crocker/Riverside Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, where she is now President.

She has led a school district committee that helped to bring the community together to develop a plan for re-using the seven shuttered elementary schools.

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