Downtown business owner and community activist Patricia Lecy-Davis announced Monday she intends to run for the Tacoma City Council’s District 2 Council seat.
“I’m running because I believe that our citizens deserve the most committed representation possible,” Lecy-Davis is quoted in a press announcement issued Monday. “I will work hard to meet and engage with the people across this district, and to bring a voice to their issues on the City Council.”
Lecy-Davis was among seven candidates to apply for the seat vacated Dec. 31 by Councilman-turned-state Rep. Jake Fey. During her appointment interview in January, she told council members she would run for the seat whether she won appointment or not. The council ultimately selected lobbyist Robert Thoms to fill out the remaining year left of Fey’s second council term.
Two days after being selected, Thoms filed his candidate’s registration to formally run for the seat when it comes up for election later this year. Lecy-Davis is the only candidate to formally challenge him.
Here’s her full announcement:
For Immediate Release 2/25/13
Tacoma business and community leader Patricia Lecy-Davis has announced her
candidacy for Tacoma City Council Position No. 2. Patricia was one of several
people who recently applied for the appointment to fill the seat being vacated by
State Representative Jake Fey.
Patricia says she recognizes that running against an incumbent is an uphill
battle, but she believes the people deserve a choice of who should represent
them on the City Council.
Patricia cited a broad base of community support for her candidacy and
highlighted Rep. Jake Fey’s sole endorsement as among the many reasons she
decided to run.
“I’m running because I believe that our citizens deserve the most committed
representation possible. I will work hard to meet and engage with the people
across this district, and to bring a voice to their issues on the City Council.”
“My priorities are to enhance the business environment in order to spur job
creation, maintain a balanced city budget while improving our public safety, and
connecting the many unique neighborhoods to improve our quality of life.”
Patricia has served as president of the Downtown Merchant’s Group and is
co-founder of Go Local Tacoma, a non-profit organization designed to foster
business growth among Tacoma’s local, independently owned businesses. She
also is the owner of Embellish Multispace Salon, and partner in Smooth & Juicey.
“Tacoma has valuable assets in the industrial, tech, arts and tourism fields but
we need a progressive, business-friendly City Council to capitalize on these
opportunities. My passion is connecting creative concepts and nurturing them
into collaborative fruition.”
Patricia and her husband, Thane Davis have a daughter Nikae, who attended
Stadium High School and a grandson, Skyler.
“I want to help our City be the best place for our families to flourish, and I hope
the voters of District 2 will allow me that opportunity.”