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  • Writer's pictureBen Avey

I'm Ben. Nice to meet you.

I’m a dad with four school-age kids who is running to represent parents on the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education in Trustee Area 6, which includes Bella vista, Carnegie, Orangevale Open, Gold River Discovery Center, Earl LeGette, Northridge, Pershing, and Twin


I was born and raised in Fair Oaks attending San Juan Unified School District schools. My first job, alongside my wife, is to keep our kids safe, healthy, and raise them to be good people.

When COVID-19 emerged, I came together with other families to form the San Juan Parents Association to be a voice for our kids as we navigated the chaos of shutdowns and distance learning. We successfully advocated for a safe return to in-person learning.

Professionally, I have dedicated my career to lifting up local communities through mission driven non-profits, now serving as an executive at a large community health system where I’m responsible for community engagement and advocating for the vulnerable people we serve.

As a volunteer I’m President of my kids’ School Site Council, Past President of a summer camp board, and served as a youth soccer coach. I have also served on neighborhood association boards and the Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board.

I’m honored to be endorsed by Sacramento County Supervisor Rich Desmond, former Assemblyman and County Supervisor Roger Niello, Sacramento County Board of Education Trustee Joanne Ahola, Sacramento Association of Realtors, and the San Juan Parents Association.

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