Darrell Steinberg was inaugurated as Sacramento’s Mayor in 2016 and launched an ambitious agenda to diversity the economy, strengthen neighborhoods, address homelessness, expand arts and culture and provide workforce training for youth.
Mayor Steinberg has prioritized investment in economic development, youth, affordable housing and creating a vibrant arts community. He played a central role in attracting Fortune 100 company Centene to Natomas that will employ at least 5,000 people.
Before his election as Mayor, Darrell served in the State Assembly and the State Senate, becoming the first Sacramentan to serve as President of the Senate in over 125 years. As the Senate leader, Darrell got things done by building coalitions to deliver results on major issues including guiding the state back to fiscal solvency during the economic downturn, education reform and building sustainable communities. He is also the author of the Mental Health Services Act, the first of its kind in the nation that generates $2 billion dollars a year for people in need.
Prior to serving in the State Legislature, Darrell was elected to the Sacramento City Council, where he focused on making neighborhoods safe, creating good jobs and providing quality after-school programs.
Mayor Steinberg and his wife, Julie, have two grown children, Jordana and Ari. Darrell is a graduate of UCLA and UC Davis Law School.