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Lucas Frerichs is a candidate running for reelection for City Council in the 2020 City Council Election. He currently serves as the Vice Mayor of Davis and has been on the Davis City Council since 2012. If reelected, it would be his third term on the Davis City Council. 

If reelected, his priorities include updating the City of Davis’ General Plan, supporting collaborative partnerships to address homelessness and increase affordable housing, support sustainability efforts to address adverse climate change impacts, and increase investment in citywide infrastructure & neighborhoods (repaving roads, bike paths & park improvements).

Lucas Frerichs graduated from Davis High School in 1997 and holds a degree in government from Sacramento State University and a certificate in land use and environmental planning from UC Davis. He is the Director of State Policy for The Nature Conservancy and is responsible for advocating before the California State Legislature and state agencies. He previously worked in the California State Assembly in Sacramento from 2005-2015, serving in a variety of key positions for four different legislators. 

Volunteer Leadership

  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments (Board Member)

  • Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (Chair)

  • Yolo County Transportation (Vice-Chair)

  • Yolo Habitat Conservancy (Vice-Chair)

  • Valley Clean Energy (Chair)


2020 City Council election endorsements

Elected Officials

  • Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor

  • Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor

  • Gary Sandy, Yolo County Supervisor

  • Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor

  • Gloria Partida, Davis Mayor 

  • Brett Lee, Davis City Councilmember

  • Dan Carson, Davis City Councilmember

  • Will Arnold, Davis City Councilmember

  • Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, California State Assemblywoman 

  • Bill Dodd, California State Senator

  • John Garamendi, Congressman

City Commissioners

  • Donna Neville, Finance & Budget Commission

  • Paul Jacobs, Finance & Budget Commission

  • Doug Buzbee, Finance & Budget Commission

  • Cheryl Essex, Planning Commission

  • Stephen Streeter, Planning Commission 

  • Darryl Rutherford, Planning Commission

  • Greg Rowe, Planning Commission

  • Stephen Mikesell, Planning Commission

  • Meg Arnold, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Michelle, Byars, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Catherine Brinkley, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Josh Chapman, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Judy Corbett, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Mary Stephens Dewall, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • John Meyer, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Sinisa Novacovic, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Ted Parks, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Eric Roe, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

  • Deema Tamimi, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee

Former Elected and Appointed Officials


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