Ray Sotero

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Ray Sotero was a reporter and editor covering mostly politics, government and business for 22 years, including stints at the Modesto Bee and the Sacramento Bee, Gannett News Service and USAToday. A Vietnam veteran who celebrated his 19th and 20th birthdays in a combat zone, he is a 1979 Nevada Journalism grad and retired in 2019 after 19 years as a communications director for five successive California State Senators. He has lived in northeast Sacramento County since 1988. Gannett also carried his twice-monthly motorsports column for 15 years. More at rayonracing.smugmug.com.

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