Jimmie R. Yee

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Jimmie R. Yee
Member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors from the 2nd District
In office
2007–2015
Preceded by Illa Collin
Succeeded by Patrick Kennedy
53rd Mayor of Sacramento
In office
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
In office
1992–1999
Preceded by Tom Chinn
Personal details
Born 1934
Sacramento, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary
Profession Politician

Jimmie R. Yee (born 1934 in Sacramento, California[1]) is an American politician who formerly served 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.

Public life[edit]

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.

Private life[edit]

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.

Civic career[edit]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Serna, Jr.
Mayor of Sacramento, California
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Heather Fargo
Preceded by
Illa Collin
Sacramento County Supervisor, 2nd District
2007–2015
Succeeded by
Patrick Kennedy