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The filing period for Long Beach City Council seats closed on Friday, Jan. 13 at 5pm. The following incumbents and challengers have qualified as candidates in the April 2012 election: Janet Ballantyne, Mike Kamer and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal for the 2nd district; Daryl A. Supernaw and John Watkins for the 4th district, with current…

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Mike Kowal, a candidate for the 8th district Long Beach Council seat prior to the redistricting process drew him out of that district, has chosen to endorse termed-out, current 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich for that position, stating that he hopes she will consider launching a write-in campaign. In an email sent to the Signal…

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The nomination period for the April 10, 2012, primary nominating election opens Monday, Dec. 19, and closes at 5pm on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Members of the public seeking nomination for Council District seats 2, 4, 6 and 8, may pick up papers from the City Clerk at City Hall beginning Monday, Dec. 19 from…

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Saying that voters have “had it up to their eyeballs” with negative, mudslinging political campaigns, L.A. City Council candidate Warren Furutani, who currently represents the 55th Assembly District (which includes the cities of Carson, Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Lakewood, and parts of Long Beach and Wilmington), has called on his run-off election opponent, Joe…

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This week Bonnie Lowenthal announced her intention to run for re-election to her Assembly seat. A former Long Beach City Council and School Board member, Lowenthal was first elected to the Assembly in 2008. This would be her final term.

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Congresswoman Laura Richardson released the following statement this week regarding the redistricting of California’s Congressional districts and her intention to seek another term representing the cities that the California Congressional Redistricting Commission (CRC) has designated, including Carson, Compton, Florence-Graham, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Wilmington and Willowbrook.…

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The Concerned Citizens of Signal Hill (CCSH), the Signal Tribune and the Willow Ridge Community Association will present a forum Wednesday, Feb. 23 for candidates seeking office for Signal Hill City Council.

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The League of Women Voters and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will sponsor debates for candidates running for the 28th Senatorial District on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 3pm to 5pm, at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid on the CSULB campus.

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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has announced his endorsement of James Johnson for Long Beach City Council, 7th District. “James Johnson has the experience and leadership we need on the Long Beach City Council,” Foster said. “I know James will always put the neighborhoods of the 7th District first and get right to work on…

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Former 7th District Council candidate Jill Hill has announced her endorsement of James Johnson for that seat. “As a longtime Wrigley resident, I have worked tirelessly for many years to improve our community and move Long Beach forward,” Hill said. “My priorities of putting neighborhoods first, giving attention to jobs and businesses, and wanting to…

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Residents, friends, family, supporters, and volunteers are invited to attend the Jill Hill for 7th District City Council election night party on Tuesday, April 13 at Patricia’s Restaurant, 3626 Atlantic Ave., from 8pm to 11pm. To find out more, call (562) 212-9397.