Lance Davis First Candidate to be Certified on Ballot for Ward 6 Alderman

SOMERVILLE – June 11, 2015 – The Committee to Elect Lance Davis today announced that Lance Davis is the first candidate to be certified on the ballot for Ward 6 Alderman. A Ward 6 resident, Davis is running in this November’s election to represent the neighborhood he and his family have called home for fourteen years. During that time, he has been a strong advocate for the schools, open spaces, and diversity that make Somerville a vibrant and thriving community.

“I am thrilled to be running for Ward 6 Alderman and look forward to getting to know the people and concerns of this community even better over the next several months,” said Davis. “As Alderman, I want to ensure that the voices of Ward 6 are at the forefront of conversations on how our neighborhood and our City will be shaped in the coming years. My family and I are humbled by the support and encouragement we’ve already received and I look forward to earning each and every vote come Fall.”

Since 2001, Lance 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 9 and Cole, age 8) attend the Brown School, where he and Amy have been members of the PTA and volunteer their time. Davis 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. Davis and his wife 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.

Lance has been politically involved in Somerville for several years, supporting progressive local candidates who work to protect the character of the City’s diverse neighborhoods and advocate for the most vulnerable members of this community. Lance decided to run after learning that current Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz would not seek re-election.

“Over the past fourteen years, Lance has been a strong and engaged advocate for the City of Somerville, its schools, and the residents of Ward 6,” said Gewirtz. “I’m thrilled that he has decided to run for Alderman and couldn’t be more confident in his ability to represent the concerns of this community.”

The son of public school educators and a product of public education himself, Davis 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 also understands the immeasurable value that outdoor spaces have to the health and character of a community and 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.