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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of RedlandsCandidate for Member, City Council, District 1

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Denise Davis

Educator / Program Director
2,058 votes (51.62%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Supporting Local Businesses and Economic Development
  • Supporting Public Art and Local Artists (which promotes tourism, and reduces crime)
  • Finding Comprehensive Solutions to Homelessness and Safety



London School of Economics MSc, Social and Cultural Psychology (2008)
University of Redlands BA, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies--Social Psychology (2006)


Redlands deserves a leader who can work collaboratively with others to envision our future. I moved here 16 years ago to attend the University of Redlands. Thanks to a scholarship from the Redlands Rotary Club, I earned my master's degree at the London School of Economics. Redlands has since been my chosen home, and I am proud to live in a city that I deeply care about.

My professional training has prepared me to be an effective Council Member. While at the University of Redlands, I managed a $1 million-dollar student fee budget, and have a clear idea of the responsibility it takes to be a good steward of people's hard earned money. 

I am a bridge builder, and my passion lies in making connections for the greater good. In 2017, I was named Redlands Woman of the Year in recognition of my work with the Common Ground Conversation Series. I am proud to be endorsed by Mayor Paul Foster and Congressman Pete Aguilar. I look forward to supporting public safety, smart growth and development, preserving our historic charm, addressing homelessness, taking care of all Redlanders regardless of where they live, and being responsive to the needs of our community. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As the saying goes, “All politics are local politics”—this is the nexus for where we live day to day, this is the place we call home.  I have a vision for what a thriving Redlands looks like, and it involves making sure that all people can contribute and be a part of the conversation, that voices are being heard and more seats are being created at the table.

The very compelling part of this opportunity to be a member of the City Council is to be above the fray of partisan politics and work towards taking care of all Redlanders, regardless of where they live, and to be responsive to the needs of our community.


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