Dr. Pan's Endorsements for Sacramento Mayor

Elected Leaders:

Angelique Ashby, CA State Senator, District 8

Thien Ho, Sacramento District Attorney

Jimmy Yee, Former Sacramento Mayor and County Supervisor

Community Leaders:

Carmela Coyle, President & CEO, California Hospital Association 

Sister Libby Fernandez, community leader

Patrick Mulvaney, small business leader and food insecurity advocate

Bill Wong, Asian American political leader, author, activist, and longtime Democratic Party strategist

Mandy Lee, small business leader and LGBT advocate

Lisa Maas, Sacramento community advocate and arts leader

Jay Hansen, community leader

Melvin Robbins, community leader


Asian American Business Club (AABC)

AFSCME Union of American Physicians and Dentists

SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents

Sacramento District Dental Society PAC



Dr. Pan has been acknowledged for his leadership by labor unions, small business groups, and community organizations for leading several significant achievements in the Legislature.

Accomplishments in the Legislature

  • Expanded health care coverage to 3 million Californians and eliminated pre-existing condition exclusions.

  • Secured state funding and coordination to restore Sacramento levees against potential flooding.

  • Ensured Sacramento land could be developed into affordable housing.

  • Secured hundreds of million in funding for new major construction in Sacramento’s downtown core, streamlined the approval process for the Golden 1 Center to keep the Kings in Sacramento, and ensured living wage jobs would be part of new projects.

  • Led efforts around COVID-19 response, including economic recovery and supporting innovative programs like Family Meal Sacramento.

  • Led major legislative oversight to ensure state government meets its responsibilities, including pensions, mental health, health care, education and workforce programs—allowing the state to save money and serve those in need.

Courage To Lead

In 2014, Dr. Pan defied the odds by defeating career politicians in the most expensive State Senate election in recent history, through a coalition of business, labor, and community leaders seeking change. In the State Senate, Dr. Pan focused on the fundamentals: health, safety, and making our communities.

TIME magazine named Dr. Pan a “hero” for his groundbreaking work in public health, particularly for his efforts to counter extremists opposing vaccines against polio, measles, and smallpox. Despite being stalked at his home and business, physically assaulted, and constantly harassed, none of these challenges deterred Dr. Pan from his commitment to ensuring a healthy and safe Sacramento.

Labor unions, small business groups, and community organizations have all acknowledged Dr. Pan for his leadership, particularly for his role in spearheading numerous significant achievements within the Legislature.

As Mayor, Dr. Pan will focus on the fundamentals, emphasizing oversight to ensure that Sacramento remains healthy and safe.