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Davis, Swanson declare candidacies for City Council

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Former South Lake Tahoe Mayor Tom Davis and former Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board Member Angela Swanson were the first to request papers to run in the November City Council race, according to City Clerk Susan Alessi.

Elections to fill the council seats currently occupied by Mayor Kathay Lovell, Councilman Bill Crawford and Councilman Jerry Birdwell will be held Nov. 2.

Lovell has said she will seek re-election, Crawford has said he won’t and Birdwell has said he is undecided.

Davis, 64, has lived at the South Shore for almost 40 years and served three consecutive terms on the City Council after being elected in 1995.

He served three years as mayor.

Davis was laid off from MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa – where he was a marketing director – in November.

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Davis said he has three priorities if elected: “the economy, the economy, the economy.”

Swanson, 49, has lived at the South Shore for almost 17 years and served one four-year term on the Lake Tahoe Unified School District starting in 2005.

She also serves on the boards of the Lake Tahoe Education Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.

Swanson is self-employed facilities planing consultant and grant writer who works “almost exclusively” with school districts throughout the state.

“My focus is on building a solid community for families where businesses can thrive and also protects our environment,” Swanson said Tuesday.