Meet Ray

I’m running because I know the challenges our students face daily. I know them because I’ve had to overcome those same challenges as a foster youth who grew up in a low-income community. I’ve spent my career serving these students the best way I can – through sweat equity, community based partnerships, and by providing them with the educational resources needed to be successful.

However, I want to do more, because every student in Sacramento deserves the opportunity to receive a great education. I take student success personally and I won’t stop until the job is done.

This isn’t going to be an establishment campaign. This campaign is about our community, and the forgotten families and students who so desperately need our help.

As Program Director for the Roberts Family Development Center’s  Black Child Legacy campaign my job is to help improve health outcomes for African-American families. I also serve as a central committee member for the Boys and Men and Color Alliance, where I mentor African-American and Latino children.

In my spare time,  I’ve worked with Education Trust West on academic achievement initiatives and was appointed to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) advisory board for Sacramento City Unified School District. In this role, I’ve advocated for English language learners, low-income families, and foster youth.

I possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California Davis. I’m happily married to my beautiful wife Demetria, who is a teacher, and we live in South Natomas. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with family, serving youth and young adults, and volunteering at my local church.

I hope you’ll support me in my efforts to get elected, because, together, we can make a difference!