"I first met Darren Suen after retiring and moving to Elk Grove. It  has been a pleasure to interact with  him; he is a good listener and willing to assist wherever he can. He is committed to the City and its sustainable growth. His support in getting a cross walk installed at Del Webb Glenbrooke is just one example of his willingness to assist, even when the issue is outside his district.  Given his educational and professional background Darren is the kind of individual we need as the City continues to grow."

Suman Singha, Ph.D

Professor Emeritus  Del Webb Glenbrooke 

"After working unsuccessfully for many years trying to convince the city to repaint and repair the neighborhood streets lights, Darren stepped in and got the job done! Now the community looks great again."

Ed Klinenberg

Elk Grove Resident

"Darren is an honest broker.  He has facilitated at least 3 meetings between our community members and the leaders of the proposed hospital to disseminate information.  He remained neutral throughout the sessions and worked tirelessly to keep the flow of information open and cordial."

Andrea Klinenberg

Elk Grove Resident

"I am on the Board of Directors for the Lakeside Community Owners’ Association; and, over the years we have had numerous situations where we had to interact with the City of Elk Grove. This has never been problem because our Councilman, Darren Suen, has always been there to help. Darren has been an Elk grove resident for almost 20 years, knows our community,  and, with 6 years on the Council, knows how to get things done. There is no doubt that" Darren is the best man for a difficult job."

Cliff Loveland

Elk Grove Resident

"Councilmember Suen sincerely cares about everyone in his community. During the COVID crisis, he personally stepped in and found a way to help my grandmother when others wouldn’t. My grandmother is doing well in no small part I’m sure to his efforts."


Elk Grove Resident

Darren's Journey

As a civil engineer and land management specialist who worked both locally and across California to modernize infrastructure and build sustainable communities, Darren Suen is uniquely qualified to help guide Elk Grove into the future.

Darren is the great grandson of immigrants who came to California looking for a better life. Born and raised in Sacramento, Darren was steeped in the values of hard work, family, and fiscal responsibility. He took his first job, sorting and packing produce, at age 15. After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Darren attended Sacramento City College and then Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering.


Year Elk Grove Resident


Years as a Civil Engineer