Jag Bains is a Natomas parent, education activist and a first-generation immigrant.
Jag grew up in a lower middle-class family in India where education was the highest priority. His mother, a retired high school librarian, emphasized the value of reading and learning from a young age.
Jag currently serves as Vice President of the Sacramento County Association of Professional Engineers. As an engineer for Sacramento County, he has managed and inspected the construction of numerous multimillion-dollar projects, including the expansion of the Sacramento County Airport System (SCAS), the Watt Ave Overpass project and the Sewer District’s Interceptor projects.
Jag is a proud Star Academy parent who routinely participates in community events held by neighborhood associations, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), and city and county officials.
As a result of his community involvement, Jag was appointed to the City of Sacramento Parks Commission in 2016 by Councilmember Angelique Ashby. As a Parks Commissioner, Jag supported the renovation and rehabilitation of city parks to make them safer and more accessible to their neighborhoods. He is also a strong supporter of local youth sports programs. Known for his keen financial acumen and tough fiscal oversight, Jag put in place measures that save valuable taxpayer dollars.
An active parent and public education advocate, Jag was actively involved the development of a local charter school with support from local officials and the Indian-American community. Jag is also a strong supporter of Career Technical Education (CTE) and multiple instructional pathways that support student success.
Among his broad range of skills, Jag would also bring his experience in construction management to the Natomas Unified School District as the district embarks on the construction of new schools and renovations to existing school facilities with public tax dollars.
Jag and his wife Preet have lived in Natomas since 2001. They are happily married and have two school-age children, Sahib and Rhea. In their spare time, they enjoy reading, volunteering at community schools, exercising and watching culinary shows.