Brett Lee


Brett Lee is Davis City Council-member. He was elected in the 2012 City Council Election.

Brett’s statement

BrettWithMayors.pngKen Wagstaff, Maynard Skinner, Brett Lee, and Ann Evans

My name is Brett Lee and I am running for Davis City Council. I am running because Davis faces some very serious challenges. To deal with these challenges, the City needs an independent, analytical problem solver with a good understanding of the Davis Community who is willing to tackle these issues head on. If elected, I will work with my fellow council members to accomplish the following:

I have enjoyed the beauty, innovation and safety of growing up in Davis. Today the city faces enormous challenges. I believe I can offer independent solutions to solve those challenges. I want Davis to be more effective in its use of natural resources and make Davis once again a model for innovative community planning.
As I campaign throughout Davis I shall look forward to speaking with all our citizens to listen and learn and share my ideas about how to preserve and improve our wonderful community. I ask for your vote. Please join me as I work to preserve and protect Davis.

Brett's Personal History

As an devoted member of the Sierra Club, Brett was active in the No on X campaign. He was also responsible for the clever political puppetry at the Farmer's Market that voiced opposition to Measure K in 2006.

Brett attended Valley Oak Elementary School for kindergarten and part of first grade but at age five, he and his mother moved to San Francisco. However, for the next ten years, Brett spent his summers living with his grandparents in Davis.

Brett attended the UC Berkeley School of Engineering, graduating in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

The following year Brett enrolled at the London School of Economics studying Industrial Relations, graduating with a master’s degree in 1989.

Brett has worked for The Flying Tigers Air Cargo Company as an industrial engineer where he performed staffing and performance improvement projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Japan and Taipei.

He worked as an engineer for FedEx at their West Coast Hub in Oakland for ten years, responsible for productivity and service improvements, development of yearly operating budgets and cost justifications for new projects. He then transferred to FedEx World Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee and worked for four years in the Business Planning and Forecasting Department. As a business planner he evaluated projects to determine feasibility and financial desirability. He was actively involved in using Six Sigma and Lean Sigma approaches to service improvement and cost reduction.

Brett has recently started a new career as an investment advisor.

Brett is an avid weekend athlete and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He is also a fan of music. Some of his favorite bands are [wikipedia]The Cure, [wikipedia]Siouxsie and the Banshees, and [wikipedia]Dead Meadow.

Brett's wife, Marike, is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the UC Davis Medical Center. They have a two year old son and live in central Davis.

Endorsements of Brett Lee for Davis City Council

Brett Lee was endorsed by the The Davis Enterprise for the 2012 City Council Election.

Former Davis Mayors Ann Evans, Bill Kopper, Maynard Skinner, Tom Tomasi and Ken Wagstaff; former Davis Councilmembers Stan Forbes, Lamar Heystek, Mike Harrington and Dick Holdstock; community members Holly Bishop, Elisabeth Bogren, Robb Davis, Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, Erin Gardner, Carolyn Hinshaw, Julia Hunter Blair, Brian Johnson, Carolyn Kopper, Dick & Rachel Livingston, Pam Nieberg, Bill Ritter, Rob Roy, Mark Spencer, Tansey Thomas, Diane Wagstaff and Lorraine Young.



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2012-07-05 16:18:20   Congratulations on your successful run for city council. Please keep on eye on how the 5th Street Road Diet impacts parallel streets such as E. 8th between the railroad tracks and "B" Street during the Fall 2012 construction period. We need some attention on this unofficial bicycle boulevard used by hundreds of children at six different schools, their parents and many UC Davis students. —fknochenhauer

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