Mayor Lamar A. Thorpe is a proud resident and 41st Mayor of the City of Antioch. Elected in 2020, he made history by earning the highest number of votes of any mayor in the city's 150-year history. Between 2016 and 2020, Mayor Thorpe served the city as vice mayor and council member-at-large.
Thorpe is the second African American and first Afro-Mexican to serve as mayor. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of The George Washington University.
In his role, Mayor Thorpe serves on several other governing board agencies. He's a member of the Contra Costa Mayor's Conference serving as a member of the executive committee and chair of the City Selection Committee.
Mayor Thorpe serves on transportation and infrastructure agencies that deal with Eastern Contra Costa County's growing needs. Currently, he is chair of the Tri Delta Transit Board of Directors which is Eastern Contra Costa County's regional transit bus agency.
He also serves as a representative on the State Route HWY-4 Bypass Authority, East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority, and the East County Transportation Planning Committee (TRANSPLAN), which coordinates the regional transportation needs of Eastern Contra Costa County.
Mayor Thorpe was selected to represent TRANSPLAN on the Contra Costa Transporation Authority where he serves as chair of the agency's Administration and Projects Committee.
His agenda is focused on increasing Antioch's quality of life and raising its profile to match that of city residents.
Flori is the founder of Team Jesus Outreach Ministries an organization that brings groceries to struggling families. Her organization is now the largest food distribution center in East Contra Costa County.
Gerald Wilson, JR
JR is the founder of Delta Veterans Group (DVG), an organization that supports military veterans. His efforts promote unity in our community and help heal veterans who are in need through events like Stand Down on the Delta.
William and Mary Chapman
Mary is the co-founder and executive director of An Elderly Wish Foundation, an organization that enriches the final days of an elderly person who is terminally ill by making a life-long wish come true. Bill has been by Mary's side helping realize these requests as a long-time board member of the organization.
Ricka is the founder of SHARE Community an organization that brings showers and toilets on wheels to our neighbors without houses. Her efforts promote unity in our community and help heal individuals who are often denied dignity and compassion.
Cassandra Quinto Collins
Cassandra is the mother of Angelo Quinto, who died in police custody in 2020 and is the founder of the Angelo Quinto Foundation. The foundation works to reform police policies throughout California. Her advocacy efforts have led to changes in local and state policy including the banning of the use of the term "excited delirium" by medical examiners and law enforcement personnel.