In spite of death threats, candidate to run for Congress against McNerney
STOCKTON – Former Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Karen Mathews Davis announced on Thursday, February 6 at the Stockton Police Department, that she will be a candidate for the 9th Congressional District, which includes most of Antioch, despite receiving death threats to herself and family if she chose to run for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Karen was assaulted in 1994 after she refused to cooperate with members of a domestic terrorist group who had made demands on her while she was serving as the Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder. Her attacker was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison.
“After receiving the threat several weeks ago, I almost dropped out of the race but after prayer and a great amount of support from my husband, I decided I must go forward.”
Karen who is a native of Stockton served as the City Clerk in Manteca for 3 years from 1981-1984 and as the Clerk-Recorder in Stanislaus County for 11 years from 1990-2001 winning 3 county wide elections by wide margins. “My public service has been guided by my ability to work to solve problems, I balanced my budgets and saved the county of Stanislaus money during my years of serving there, we need a member of congress who is interested in District 9 and not the political labels and partisan bickering.”
Karen and her husband George run a small business in Lodi and are active in their church.
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