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Cassandra Chase starts her Lakewood City Council service

The three winners of the June 7 election in Lakewood were sworn into office at last night’s Lakewood City Council meeting, including new Council Member Cassandra Chase and re-elected Mayor Steve Croft and Council Member Todd Rogers.

Vice Mayor Ariel Pe and Council Member Jeff Wood were not on the 2022 ballot but continue serving, as their existing council terms last until 2024. Council Member Vicki L. Stuckey lives in a district of Lakewood that will not have its election until 2024, but her term in office ended in 2022, so she stepped down from the council at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting, after she joined other council members in adopting the results of the June 7 election.

Council Member Chase was joined at the council meeting by her parents and many friends and family.

Chase was born and raised in Lakewood, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Lakewood and the University of California, Irvine.

Chase says her parents instilled in her the value of service. She has been a longtime volunteer with the Lakewood Jaycees, serving as a former Miss Greater Lakewood, which she says inspired her about a community’s ability to come together toward a common purpose.

Chase was one of the first Lakewood community members to be appointed to serve on the Measure L Citizens Oversight Committee starting in 2020.

A more complete bio on Chase and all Lakewood City Council Members is available at www.lakewoodcity.org/Council.

You can hear Council Member Chase’s remarks after she was sworn in, and those of Mayor Croft and Council Member Rogers, at www.lakewoodcity.org/July12CouncilVideo. The remarks start at the 21:36 mark in the video.

Starting this year, Lakewood is converting from its traditional system, where all five council members were elected at-large by the entire city, to a new district system where each council member is elected by the residents of one of five districts in the city.

Learn more about the new system and council’s citywide governance policy

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.