Rancho Cordova City Council Long time Stonewall Club member and Rancho Cordova City Council member Donald Terry was one of two candidates we interviewed for the three seats on the Rancho Cordova City Council. Donald is running for reelection, along with Republican Councilmember David Sander, Councilmember Robert McGarvey and a new candidate named Kevin Johnson. (No, not that Kevin Johnson!) While McGarvey is a democrat, he didn’t respond to our emails, so we interviewed Donald and Kevin. The PAC had an engaging conversation with Kevin, but found him lacking in knowledge of how to run a winning campaign, and encouraged him to learn more about LGBT issues. The PAC heartily endorsed Donald. Many Stonewall members remember that Donald was a charter member of Stonewall. He has always supported LGBT rights and told us that he was “sickened by the treatment of Stonewall Club member Evan Minton, who was refused gender reassignment surgery at Mercy San Juan in Carmichael. “This disgusting episode illustrates that we have far to go before the LGBT community is treated fairly. If I am elected, there will continue to be a strong voice for equity and equality for all of Rancho Cordova residents and staff.” Donald also committed to working with the PAC to see how Rancho Cordova would score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. Natomas Unified School District In this race, the General membership voted for an early “friendly” endorsement to both Susan Heredia and Scott Dosick. That left one seat open on the school board for the remaining candidates. The PAC interviewed Reichel Everhart, a Legislative Consultant and David DeLuz, an Education Non-profit Executive. David is a longtime community activist who serves on the Democratic Central Committee, and is well known for his work with the NAACP and Urban League. Reichel has been involved with the school district for the past 11 years. She is involved with the PTA, her husband is a teacher in the district and their child attends school in Natomas. While both were strong candidates, the PAC gave Reichel the endorsement because of her efforts to increase communication between the PTA and the board.