Starsky, Morin Elected Mayor, Vice Mayor

 

The Folsom City Council elected Jeffrey Starsky as Mayor and Andy Morin as Vice Mayor during the Dec. 8 City Council meeting.      

Starsky was first elected to the City Council in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008.  He served as Mayor in 2002 and as Vice Mayor in 2009.  Morin was elected to the Council in 2002 and served as Vice Mayor in 2005 and Mayor in 2006 and 2007.           

“It is truly an honor to represent this wonderful City as its Mayor,” said Starsky.  “I look forward to serving this Council and the residents of Folsom in 2010.”  

Starsky says he will continue to push an agenda of strong economic development as a primary objective.  In the past, Starsky has played a leading role in Folsom’s successful economic development efforts, bringing a number of new businesses to the city, including Trader Joe’s and Costco.  He is a board member for the Folsom Tourism Bureau and the Folsom Economic Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the city. 

He has represented Folsom as a board member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the agency responsible for the region’s Clean Air Act compliance, throughout his tenure on the City Council.  He served as SMAQMD board chairman in 2005 and 2006. 

During his tenure on the Council, Starsky has helped secure more than $100 million in federal funding for the Folsom Lake Crossing and other local projects.  He also testified before the United States Congress several times in support of legislation for Folsom’s newest bridge below the dam.   

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse business school, Starsky also earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  He has practiced corporate law and litigation for the past 20 years and is an admitted and qualified Attorney and Counselor of the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. 

Starsky is an avid golfer, bicyclist and runner.  He has lived in Folsom for 25 years with his wife, Pam and daughter, Jessica.