Lamar Thorpe Antioch City Mayor
Lamar Thorpe is currently the Antioch City Vice Mayor. He is running to be elected mayor of Antioch in the Fall of 2020. If Councilman Thorpe is elected mayor of Antioch, he will be the second African American to serve in that position.
Born in prison, raised in foster care and graduating high school illiterate, Lamar Thorpe is no stranger to hard work and overcoming tough challenges. Today, he proudly serves the Antioch community on the city's Economic Development Commission + advising the sitting council on workable solutions to improve our local economy. After being dismissed from community college due to his illiteracy and with limited options to succeed in life, Lamar enlisted in the United States Navy with the hope and the desire to fulfill his God-given potential through his service to this country. It was there that he was determined to teach himself to read and write; and eventually becoming a Navy paralegal. Lamar has served a total of eight years having earned several medals, including the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his service in the Global War on Terror following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
After several years in higher education administration, Lamar has had the privilege of serving as an administrator to a number of acclaimed colleges and universities including The George Washington University, Delaware Valley College, and San Jose State University.
Today Lamar is an Antioch City Councilman and an advocate of Police Reform. He is a supporter of Black Lives Matter and advocate for the homeless. He is running for mayor of Antioch to serve as a ‘leader who listens’. For information about Lamar’s campaign log on to: www.lamarthorpe.com