Jeff Harris was elected in November 2014 to represent the 3rd City Council District in the City of Sacramento. Since redistricting, the third district encompasses the East Sacramento, River Park and South Natomas neighborhoods.
As the owner of a small business in Sacramento, Jeff Harris has built scores of quality homes and additions in the Sacramento area over the last 30 years. He continues to work as a contractor.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Harris was active in the Sacramento community. He coordinated and trained Neighborhood Watch and Night Patrol programs for seven years. He worked with City Police and Park Rangers to address crime issues in the Paradise Beach area of his neighborhood. He also served on the steering committee and was a leader in the McKinley Park Rebuild. For his efforts, he received the District 3 Volunteer of the Year award for 2012.
Harris served 4 years on the City of Sacramento Parks Commission, the final year as Chair of the Commission. He was a leader of the group that worked to pass Measure U that restored most Police, Fire and Park services funding that was lost during the Great Recession. He founded one of the first “Adopt-a-Park” groups in Sacramento to provide for the upkeep of Glenn Hall Park. He also helped start “Adopt-a-Park” groups for Chorley Park and Ninos Parkway.
A beekeeper, gardener and Cal Aggie, Harris has a deep connection with the agricultural heritage and farmers of the Sacramento Valley. He lives in the Riverpark neighborhood with his wife Tamis and daughter Lilah.