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Democratic politician

Lauren Rochelle Hammond, American senate consultant. Recipient Community Service award Women's Civic Improvement Club, Sacramento, 1992.


Hammond, Lauren Rochelle was born on November 27, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of David Frederick and Percy Winona (McIntyre) Hammond.


Bachelor in Government, California State University, Sacramento, 1977;Associate of Arts in General Education, Sacramento City College, 1977;postgraduate, University of Pacific, 1978-1981.


She has served on the Sacramento City Council since winning a special election in 1997. On Martin Luther King Day in 2009, Hammond announced that she will be running for the state assembly in 2010 which means that she will not be able to run for reelection to her city council seat. Hammond was the first African American woman to be elected to the Sacramento City Council.

Hammond is an alumna of CK McClatchy High School in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Pre Council Hammond worked for the California State Senate as a Telecommunications Contract Administrator, and the Senate’s Coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 5th DistrictThe neighborhoods included in the 5th district are south of US Highway 50 and are cover much of what is considered South and Southeast Sacramento.

The neighborhoods included are Airport, Brentwood, Carleton Tract, Central Oak Park, Colonial Heights, Curtis Park, Fairgrounds, Fruitridge Manor, Golf Course Terrace, Hollywood Park, Lawrence Park, Med Center, North City Farms, North Oak Park, Parkway, Sacramento City College, South City Farms, South Oak Park, West Tahoe Park (most of Tahoe Park is in the 6th District), Woodbine1997 City Council ElectionAfter Deborah Ortiz resigned in December 1996 to become the 9th district assemblymember, a special election was called. Hammond beat community activist and later SMUD board member Genevieve Shiroma 41% to 37%. 2002 Reelection bid2006 Reelection bidHammond was reelected to her third full term in 2006.

She beat LR Roberts by a margin of 76% to 23%. Kevin Johnson who is now the mayor of Sacramento and a former NBA star was mentioned as a potential candidate but he ultimately decided not to run. 2008 Mayoral Race2004 Assembly BidHammond made her first bid for the California State Assembly in 2004.

In that race, she faced sixth district councilmember Dave Jones and Sacramento County supervisor Roger Dickinson. 2010 Assembly BidHammond announced her second bid for the Assembly at the Martin Luther King day parade in downtown Sacramento. Kevin McCarty, the sixth district councilmember had already announced in late 2008 that he would also be a candidate.

Other potential candidates include Dickinson and 4th district councilmember Robert Fong.


  • Hammond won reelection in 2002 after defeating Michael McLara by a margin of 61% to 39%. Jones won the primary with 43% of the vote, Dickinson came in second with 25% of the vote and Hammond came in third with 18% of the vote. Jones went onto win the general election.


Hammond backed incumbent mayor Heather Fargo in her unsuccessful reelection bid against St. HOPE director and former NBA star Kevin Johnson.


Member County Health Council, Sacramento, 1994. Treasurer African American caucus California Democratic Party, 1994-1996. Vice chair, commissioner County Project Planning Committee, Sacramento, 1995-1997.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1996. Elected member Sacramento City Council, District 5, 1997, re-elected, 1998. Vice mayor City of Sacramento, 2000.

Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Africa's Daughters Rising PAC (founding officer, secretary 1993-1995), California State University Sacramento Alumni Association (Service award 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: softball, golf, recreational boating, computers.


David Frederick Hammond

Percy Winona (McIntyre) Hammond