Steve Ly is an American politician of Hmong descent. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in Xiangkhouang, Laos.
- He, his wife Cua Ly and their two children live in Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California, United States.
- He was 4 years old when he and his family moved from Xiangkhouang to the U.S. Initially, Catholic Charities settled them in Gardena, California. They later moved to Clovis, California.
- In 1995, he earned his degrees in sociology and political science from the University of California, Davis.
- In November 1997, he became a managing partner for LIS Consulting in Sacramento, California. In 1998, he moved to Elk Grove.
- In 2002, he ran for Elk Grove Unified School Board and lost. After the loss, he went to law school and earned his doctor of jurisprudence.
- From November 2012 to December 2014, he was a member of the board of trustees of the Elk Grove Unified School Board. According to Bobbie Singh-Allen, when she was appointed as a school board member to the Elk Grove Unified School District in 2012, he and his associates contacted the school district to challenge and overturn her appointment.
- In December 2014, he was elected to Elk Grove City Council.
- In 2015, he became Elk Grove’s first Asian-American vice mayor.
- As a Democracy, he was elected as the mayor of Elk Grove on November 8, 2016, making him the first ever Hmong mayor of the U.S.
- On December 12, 2018, he was reelected as the mayor of Elk Grove.
- In August 2020, multiple women accused him of using fake media accounts to bully and harass them.
- On November 3, 2020, Singh-Allen defeated him in his bid for a third term as Elk Grove mayor.