Currently serving his fifth term, Don was first elected to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in November 1994. Don represents the diverse Fifth District which encompasses 650 square miles and includes the cities of Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton and Rancho Cordova, as well as rural farming areas and communities in the southern portion of Sacramento County and the Delta. The Fifth District has a current population of more than 300,000 people.
Don serves the people of Sacramento County on a variety of boards and commissions including the:
- Sacramento Employment & Training Agency
- Delta Protection Commission
- Delta Stewardship Council
- Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
- Sacramento Cable Commission
- Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
- Sacramento Public Library Authority
- Solid Waste Authority
- Sacramento Transportation Authority
- Basinwide Air Pollution Control Council
- Sacramento Regional Transit District
- Freeport Regional Water Authority
As County Supervisor, Don works with people throughout the Fifth District and Sacramento County in addressing a variety of matters and issues related to roads and traffic, drainage and water supply, land use, health programs and social services, law enforcement and public safety, recreational and cultural programs, budgetary matters and programs serving the needs of children, families and seniors.
Prior to his election, Don served as chief assistant to former Fifth District County Supervisor Toby Johnson for 16 years. Don and his wife Brenda are lifelong residents of Sacramento County, and make their home in the community of Galt. Don is a former member of the Galt City Council and served for more than 17 years as a board member with the Galt High School District Board of Trustees. Both Don and Brenda attended local schools and Don is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/Journalism.