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Joy Motts Announces 2022 Antioch City Council Run for District 1

by ECT

On Tuesday, former Antioch city Councilwoman Joy Motts announced she would be running for District 1 City Council seat in the 2022 election.

Motts previously served on the city council from 2018-2020. She also is a former Antioch Unified School District Trustee from 2010-14. She currently serves on the Celebrate Antioch Foundation and involved in many community organizations.

She announced the following:

Dear Friends and Community Members,

I am excited to announce today that I will be running for Antioch City Council in 2022 as your representative for District 1. For over 20 years I have been a dedicated and passionate advocate for Antioch and especially for the residents of north Antioch. Serving in many capacities over the years as your School Board member that spearheaded the renovation of Antioch High School, as your Councilwoman who supported our business community and public safety, as the President of the Celebrate Antioch Foundation bringing back Antioch’s 4th of July and many other celebrations to Antioch’s families. I am tenured, experienced and I will continue to fight for a safer and better quality of life for all of Antioch’s residents.

I will be your leader who works hard, shows up, governs with respect, does the research, listens to my constituents, and knows that building relationships and collaboration are the key to achieving what is in the best interest of our community. We have many challenges in our community, but we also have so many opportunities on which to build upon. I hope to have your support in this journey. More to follow.

Motts lost her election bid to Tamisha Torres-Walker by 212 votes after Walker gained 36.21% of the vote versus Motts 33.54%. Manny Soliz had 30.25% of the vote.

Torres-Walker has been the subject of recall threat after her 9-minute police rant in December after her son was detained by Antioch Police and another faces misdemeanor charges for riding ATVs illegally on City Streets–an investigation cleared officers, however, Antioch City Council has opted to reopen the case citing new evidence. This passed weekend, Antioch Police responded to her home on a noise complaint and gunshots. This prompted Torres-Walker to resign as chair of the Antioch Police Oversight Commission after it was made public she interred with officers while now accusing former Police Chief Tammany Brooks of “modifying” an investigation report.

You can follow Joy Motts on Facebook – click here.

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9 comments

MEV Oct 5, 2021 - 7:07 pm

Less than thrilled.

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Bob Otto Oct 6, 2021 - 1:20 am

I always thought there was some voter fraud during that election. Something just didn’t smell right. I would bet anything that some people voted who were not eligible to vote. Hope Joy winds up where she should have been in the first place.

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LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 6, 2021 - 4:08 am

It will definitely take ONE strong candidate to unseat the current member. The current member will use a large brush to paint anyone who challenges her, so the candidate had best be prepared for that. So, the opposition needs to consolidate and present a strong challenger

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Katie Oct 6, 2021 - 10:46 am

We support Joy! She has the will, the drive, and the integrity to lead our city. As residents of District one, we never heard from Walker, or had her once answer regardless of whatever position she has held. Looking forward to her being our councilmember once again!

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Roxanne Fox Oct 6, 2021 - 3:45 pm

You have not been paying attention to what many people have posted, LOVEABLECUMUDGEON! Walker is still an convicted arsonist (a felon) and arsonists are not permitted to run for office. Only now, people know what she had been hiding from them during last November’s election. How many times does this have to be repeated for YOU to get it? Although, I don’t live there, I know a lot of people in District 1 — some voted for her and some didn’t …… but they are totally disgusted with Walker and her behavior — past and present. If anything, then there just may be another fraudulent election.

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LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 7, 2021 - 4:15 am

Voter fraud is a term no one ever used until the Former Guy made it his mantra. It’s a lot of hooey. What got the woman elected was Soliz and Motts splitting the vote.

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Thunderbird Oct 8, 2021 - 12:04 am

So thrilled that she’s running. I voted for her last November.

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Lucy Brown Oct 9, 2021 - 12:21 am

Voter fraud has been used way before “the Former Guy” used it, LOVEABLE! As usual, you were not paying attention. I smelled voter fraud last November. Remember how the numbers were changing? Let’s really watch for that next year. Antioch needs Joy like no one else on earth. The city needs to be saved.

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Charles Oct 19, 2021 - 5:51 pm

Anything is better than what’s there now.

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