About 30 of her supporters showed up to listen to City Councilwoman Nancy Young’s remarks as she made her second run at the mayor’s office official Saturday at Tracy City Hall.
Young, a Tracy resident since 2006 and a City Council member since 2012, said she’s running on a platform of trust, accountability and transparency, and said she has the experience and confidence to take on a difficult task.
“You need to be confirmed and convinced in your own mind of what you do. Also, you don’t run away from things because it’s hard, or because it’s difficult, or you think that people may not side with you or agree with you,” she said. “You have to do what’s right because it’s the right thing to do.”
Young said that among her top priorities are affordable housing and finding shelter for homeless people.
“These are not issues that are popular, not even popular on our council, but now I would say that our council has shifted, so we have made that one of our priorities,” she said.
So far, Young and former planning commissioner Jass Sangha have announced their intention to seek the office of mayor in 2020.
West High graduate and musical artist Ben Hatfield previously stated his intention to run for mayor, but he announced on his Facebook page on Sunday that he would not run in 2020 and would instead focus on career opportunities that may require him to move out of town.