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Steve Hansen is a small businessman, housing advocate, former City Councilmember and father, who has dedicated his life to service. He was first elected to the Sacramento City Council in 2012, making history as the city’s first openly gay Councilmember. During his time on the City Council, Steve was the leading voice for combating homelessness, building more affordable housing, creating safer neighborhoods, and growing Sacramento's economy to create good-paying jobs. Now Steve is running to be Sacramento's next Mayor with strong support from local small business owners and first responders.



  • Steve Hansen will accelerate the use of Care Courts to help get unhoused people with severe mental illness off the streets and into treatment centers with the support they need.

  • During his time on the City Council, Steve Hansen helped open the new triage center at Capitol Park Hotel, providing wrap-around medical, social, and mental health services, and successfully added over 300 emergency shelter beds.

  • Steve Hansen will help remove homeless encampments from residential neighborhoods by connecting unhoused individuals with housing and addiction and mental health services.



  • As Mayor, Steve Hansen will work to cut red tape and build more housing for all levels of affordability to address Sacramento's housing crisis.

  • While on the City Council, Steve Hansen set in motion a plan to build 10,000 new housing units and make it easier to build affordable housing in the city.



  • Steve Hansen will fight to increase funding to recruit and retain more police officers, park rangers, firefighters and paramedics to reduce response times and improve neighborhood safety.

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