Hometown Values, the Right Experience, and a Vision for Elk Grove

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As a civil engineer and land management specialist who worked both locally and across California to modernize infrastructure and build sustainable communities, Darren Suen is uniquely qualified to help guide Elk Grove into the future.


Darren is the great grandson of immigrants who came to California looking for a better life. Born and raised in Sacramento, Darren was steeped in the values of hard work, family, and fiscal responsibility. He took his first job, sorting and packing produce, at age 15. After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Darren attended Sacramento City College and then Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering. 

Attracted by its close proximity to family, strong schools, and high quality of life, Darren and his wife Denise relocated to Elk Grove in 2000 to raise their three children; Lauren, Conner and Carson.


Since joining the city council in December 2014, Darren ensured the passage of balanced budgets with ample reserves, the approval of an animal shelter, aquatic center, and a combined senior center/veterans hall/community center. Darren works for the CA Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Management as a program manager supporting the expansion of the Yolo Bypass and the 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.


Darren is passionate about helping local government, businesses, and community groups craft policies that support job creation, while making neighborhood planning initiatives more sustainable, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of Elk Grove's growing community.





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Mobile Number: 916.479.6266

Email: Suen4council@gmail.com