Antioch’s first African American council member, Reggie Moore passes away

Reggie official city photo Antiochs first African American council member, Reggie Moore passes away

Reggie Moore

By Allen Payton

Former Antioch City Councilman Reggie Moore, died on Monday morning, February 10, 2014, after battling lung cancer for many years.

Moore was the first African American council member, following his election in 2006. He served one term until 2010, when he lost his reelection bid. He had previously served on the Antioch Planning Commission from 1999 to 2003.

His best-known legacy is the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration in Antioch, which Moore helped start.

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Reggie Moore is presented with his official council photograph by then-Mayor Jim Davis the last night of his term.

Moore worked as a meter reader for the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and according to his biography from his 2006 campaign, he was “the elected President of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 444,” before being elected to the council.

Moore is survived by his wife Dishon and their children Rachel, Brandon, Quentin and Pierce.

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