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Jason Lee Holds Firm Lead in Stockton City Council District 6 Race

Jason Lee
Jason Lee attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

*Media mogul Jason Lee, founder of the popular entertainment platform Hollywood Unlocked, maintains a substantial lead over his five opponents three weeks after the California primary election.

“I’m extremely humbled to see that the overwhelming majority of voters who participated in the primary put their faith in me to lead District 6,” Lee told FOX40.com

Lee is campaigning for a city councilman position in his hometown of Stockton, California. He’s up against incumbent Kimberly Warmsley, the vice mayor.  

According to results disclosed by San Joaquin County as of March 26, Lee commands 47.70% of the total votes tallied, FOX40 reports. Warmsley trails behind with 30.62% of the total votes. Following closely behind in the Stockton City Council District 6 race: Satnam Singh at 7.80%, Zobeyda Moreno at 7.19%, Ralph White at 7.01%, and Ronnie Murray Sr. at 5.68% of the votes, per FOX40.

For Lee, his lead doesn’t come as a surprise.

Jason Lee
Founder & CEO of Hollywood Unlocked Jason Lee attends the 2023 AfroTech Conference Innovation Stage – Day Two at ACL Live on November 03, 2023, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for AfroTech)

“‘Hard Work and Dedication’ is a mantra that Floyd Mayweather instilled in me as a mentor so I can’t say I was surprised that the hard work paid off,” Lee told FOX40. “We campaigned the way I intend to work and the people appreciated it.”

He added, “You can never expect anything in a campaign. I never want my confidence to come off as arrogance. I have a pulse of the people and made sure that everything we did was aligned with where they wanted to see change. The only thing the people can expect is that I will be the real change they can count on.”

In a new interview with Blavity, he said, “I see myself as a reflection of the people I want to serve.” 

In his commitment to providing resources for the youth, Lee intends to donate his government salary towards establishing a “youth athletic commission.”

We reported earlier that, through his Hollywood Cares Foundation, bridging celebrities with opportunities to support underserved children, Lee aims to launch a new youth program in his hometown dubbed “I Am Ready.”

Last year, he asked the city of Stockton for $1 million to kick off the initiative.

“I’m going to show them that you could be cool, you could live, but you can also give back to your community,” he told Blavity. “You can also commit to service.”

Lee continued, “My commitment to what is a part-time position will be full-time because you have to have a full-time heart and put a full-time effort into everything you do. So, I hope to be an example for the people. I want to say, ‘I know it is a sacrifice, but if not you, then who, and if you can do it, do it.’ And I think if more people did it, we would see a different world.”

READ MORE: Jason Lee Prioritizes Youth-Focused Agenda in Stockton (CA) City Councilman Bid

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