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Gleam Davis: City Council member and Candidate

Full Name: Gleam Olivia Davis

Endorsements: Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights; Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees; Former State Senator Sheila Kuehl; State Senator Fran Pavley; Assembly Member Julia Brownley; Santa Monica Councilmembers Richard Bloom, Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor, and Terry O’Day; Former Santa Monica Mayors Nat Trives, Paul Rosenstein, Judy Abdo, and Denny Zane

Current office/profession: Santa Monica Councilmember; Corporate Counsel, AT&T

Previous Experience: Appointed to City Council in February 2009; Planning Commission 2007-2009; Co-chair Santa Monica Child Care and Early Education Task Force; Co-chair Santa Monica-Malibu School District Facilities Bond Committee

Education: Harvard Law School ’81; USC ‘78

Date/place of birth: Los Angeles, CA; May 22, 1956

Biography: Corporate counsel for AT&T and Chair of the AT&T Legal Department’s West Region Pro Bono Committee; Prior employment includes prosecution of civil rights violations as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division in the United States Department of Justice and partnership in the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.

Spouse/Children: Married 18 years to John Prindle. We have one son-Jackson.

Neighborhood of Residence: North of Montana (I also have lived in Ocean Park and Wilmont)

Community activities: Former Co-chair Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights; Former Board member-WISE Senior Services; Active in PTA; Former Steering Committee member-Community for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS); Helped found LEAD (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, Direction for Santa Monica-Malibu Public Schools).

Candidate Statement:“Since joining the City Council in 2009, I’ve worked to preserve affordable housing and livable neighborhoods that provide a safe and stable community for all residents, especially children and seniors. I am a 26-year resident of Santa Monica and live with my husband and 13-year old son. I was educated at USC and Harvard Law School. As your Councilmember, I will focus on:

•Developing more open space and recreational facilities

•Building a modern and robust local economy

•Expanding educational opportunities for all

•Working for the well-being of seniors

•Decreasing the number of homeless individuals and families

•Increasing opportunities for youth

•Promoting a pedestrian and bike friendly Santa Monica

I would like to have your vote so that I can continue to work with you to enhance our city’s future by safeguarding its unique livability and sustainability and protecting City services.”

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