Since 2001, Lance Davis and his wife, Amy, have called Somerville their home, raising their two children on Highland Avenue and dedicating as much time as possible to their community. Both of their children (Ellie, age 17 and Cole, age 8) attend the Brown School, where Lance and Amy have been members of the PTA and volunteer their time. Lance was a founder and leader of Progress Together for Somerville, an independent group of parents, educators, and community members dedicated to strengthening Somerville Public Schools citywide. Lance and Amy also serve on the Honorary Committee for the Somerville Homeless Coalition Gala, helping to provide shelter, support, and hope to families and individuals who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. A community leader who has been involved in a broad range of civic issues over the years, Lance also enjoys coaching both his son’s and daughter’s youth soccer teams in his spare time.
Lance has been politically involved in the community for years, supporting progressive local candidates who work to protect the character of our diverse neighborhoods and advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community. He was a lead volunteer for Pat Jehlen’s first race for state senate and volunteered for, among others, Carl Sciortino, Denise Provost, and Rebekah Gewirtz.
The son of public school educators and a product of public education himself, Lance holds degrees from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and Boston College Law School. He is currently an attorney who specializes in negotiating complex consulting, software license, and cloud services agreements. Throughout his legal career, Lance has been committed to the public interest, representing pro bono clients in environmental causes early in his career and serving as a voter protection attorney for the presidential campaigns of both John Kerry and Barack Obama.
Lance understands the immeasurable value that outdoor spaces have to the health and character of our community, both within Somerville and beyond, and he has always placed a high priority on spending time outside. When he isn’t playing catch, hiking, or skiing with his family, Lance dedicates his free time to raising money for cancer treatment and research at the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a long-time Pan-Mass Challenge rider, a cause that is very dear to him.