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.
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