Sarah Aquino is an independent thinker who does her homework, asks questions, and isn’t afraid to go against the status quo.
As Vice President of the Folsom Cordova School Board Sarah has worked to ensure that all students receive a high-quality, well-rounded education at their neighborhood school. She knows a strong public school system is a community’s most valuable asset. She believes in providing students and teachers the resources they need to succeed and then holding them accountable.
While on the school board Sarah has been a consistent and vocal defender of taxpayer dollars. She has voted against adding non-essential positions such as a videographer. She also insisted that money be set aside to reduce the unfunded liability of the district’s post-retirement health benefits, and authored policy changes that increased the authority of the district’s bond oversight committees.
Sarah currently serves on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Folsom State Prison and California State Prison, Sacramento. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, former Library Commissioner for the City of Folsom, three-time PTA President at Russell Ranch Elementary, and former board member of the Folsom Cordova Education Foundation.
Sarah grew up in Fair Oaks, attended public schools in the San Juan district, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento. She is a licensed life and health insurance agent and runs the family-owned insurance agency founded by her late father, State Senator Dave Cox.
Sarah’s husband, John, is a physical education and adaptive physical education teacher in the San Juan district. They have been married 18 years and have two children who attend public schools in Folsom.