Council Member Joe Lonergan - Position 5
Council Member Joe Lonergan was elected to the District 5 seat of Tacoma City Council in 2009. He ran for office because he is passionate about this city and the people, who live, work and play here. He has also had the opportunity to lead delegations from Tacoma to our Sister City of Fuzhou, China and works on furthering the relationship between these two port cities.
Council Member Lonergan grew up in Tacoma and is a graduate of Tacoma Baptist High School in South Tacoma. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Washington University. After college, he worked in advertising sales and marketing. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and enjoys renovating historic homes. His wife teaches preschool and his two boys attend elementary school in the Tacoma School District where he is actively involved in the school's PTA. He volunteers in his boys’ classrooms and chaperones field trips and special events. He enjoys baseball, travelling with his family, and spending time with friends and family. He is an active member of the Foursquare Church.