The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Eastern Cape is pleased to announce that Tracy Weise has been selected as the DA candidate for the Ward 1 by-election on 7 March 2018.
This was a highly contested nomination with 26 candidates applying for the vacancy.
Tracy has an excellent track record in the corporate environment, where she has excelled as a high achiever and leader and has won numerous business awards. She is currently the Dealer Principle and a Director of a major motor dealership. She is also a former Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Cape and Free State for Volkswagen South Africa.
Tracy grew up in the DA, comes from a highly respected political family, and is the daughter of Leon de Villiers, former Councillor and DA caucus leader in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB). She understands the needs of the voters in Ward 1 and lives in Kragga Kamma. Tracy also has two children who attend school in the ward.
Tracy will in the future devote all her attention to the ward and will be a full time councillor. A Person of her calibre can greatly assist the DA-led coalition government to keep making progress in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Her CV includes the following:
- Kelston Motor Group: Dealer Principal & Director
- Volkswagen South Africa: Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Cape and Free State
- Ipsos: Senior Key Account Manager
- Awards: Business Woman’s Association Corporate Category Winner (2015), MISA Regional Finalist (2015) and PE Business Chamber Top 40 under 40 (2015)
DA Eastern Cape PE Southwest Constituency Leader