Gleam Davis

Mayor of Santa Monica
City of Santa Monica

Gleam Davis has been on the Santa Monica City Council since February 2009, but she has been active in progressive causes for over three decades.  Before she moved to Santa Monica in 1986, Gleam graduated from Harvard Law School and served in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.  Prior to joining the City Council, Gleam was a co-chair of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights and served on the Santa Monica Planning Commission.  She also served as co-chair of the Santa Monica Child Care and Early Education Task Force.  On the City Council, Gleam has championed housing as a civil right, Lifelong Learning, sustainability, workers’ rights, mobility, and establishing Santa Monica as a City of Wellbeing.  She first served as Mayor of Santa Monica in 2019 and, during her tenure, she helped found Santa Monica’s first Pride Festival, expanded activities celebrating Black History Month and Juneteeth, and brought together local and international activists for the City’s first Wellbeing Summit.  She is married and has one son who served in the U.S. Army.