Jimmie R. Yee
|Jimmie R. Yee|
|Member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors from the 2nd District|
|Preceded by||Illa Collin|
|53rd Mayor of Sacramento|
December 14, 1999 – November 27, 2000
|Preceded by||Joe Serna, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Heather Fargo|
|Member of the Sacramento City Council from the 4th District|
|Preceded by||Tom Chinn|
Jimmie R. Yee (born 1934 in Sacramento, California) is an American politician who currently serves on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. Yee was briefly mayor of Sacramento, California after the death of Mayor Joe Serna in 1999. Yee is a Democrat.
Yee, a Sacramento City Planning Commissioner was elected to the 4th district city council seat in 1992 after Tom Chinn announced that he was retiring after 10 years on the council. Yee was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1996 and to a third term in 2000.
Shortly after winning his third term, Vice Mayor Yee was appointed mayor by the City Council to fill the unexpired term of Joe Serna, Jr., one week after Serna's death on December 14, 1999 until November 27, 2000 when new mayor Heather Fargo was sworn in.
Additionally, Yee has over 44 years professional experience as a structural engineer and a civil engineer in Northern California. He founded one of the Sacramento Valley's largest consulting engineering firms, Cole/Yee/Schubert and Associates, and provided design services for many Sacramento trademark buildings.
Yee has over 35 years of commitment to public and community service activities and has been appointed to serve on more than 25 governing and advisory bodies.
Yee is an alumnus of University of California, Berkeley.
He has been married to his wife, Mary, for 50 years. They have six children and seventeen grandchildren.
Current civic career
In 2006, Yee announced his candidacy for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors after longtime supervisor Illa Collin announced that she was retiring. Since Yee won over fifty percent of the vote in the nonpartisan primary in June of that year, Yee did not have to run in the November general election. Yee served as Vice-Chair for the Board of Supervisors in 2007 and for 2008 he is serving as the chairman of the board.
Joe Serna, Jr.
|Mayor of Sacramento, California
|Sacramento County Supervisor, 2nd District