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The Campaign Trail

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments · The Campaign Trail

John C. Goya, candidate for State Assembly 70th District, has announced that he has received the endorsements of Huntington Park Mayor Mario Gomez, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Rick F. Pospisil, M.D. of Huntington Beach, and pop singer Pat Boone. Goya’s campaign will also host a fundraiser at Forbidden City restaurant, 6380 E. Pacific Coast Highway, on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. More information is available at johngoya.com .

Long Beach City College (LBCC) Trustee and Mayoral candidate Doug Otto has announced he has garnered the endorsements of “prominent Long Beach community leaders from diverse backgrounds,” including LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, management consultant Julie Knabe, former Long Beach city manager Jim Hankla, former Long Beach city manager Henry Taboada, community activist Georgia Case, bike-station operator John Case, retired Superior Court Judge Richard Charvat, Long Beach Heritage preservationist and co-founder Peter Devereaux, former Long Beach Deputy Fire Chief Rick DuRee, former LBCC Dean of Students and Athletic Director John Fylpaa, American Gold Star Manor President Terry Geiling, former LBCC Superintendent/President Dr. E. Jan Kehoe, former Long Beach Assistant City Attorney Richard Landes, former 9th District Long Beach Councilmember Val Lerch, former LBCC Athletic Director Chuck McFerrin, former 5th District Councilmember Les Robbins, Long Beach Education Foundation Executive Director Judy Seal, former 3rd District Long Beach Councilmember Renee Simon, former Long Beach Bar Association President Cheryl Lackman Feinberg, retired business owners Mort and Susan Stuhlbarg, financial advisor Rocky Suares, community volunteer Julie Suares, retired Pipefitters Union Local 250 President Nick Monios, and former 8th District Councilmember Rob Webb.

Stacy Mungo, candidate for the 5th District Long Beach council seat, has announced that she has received the endorsements of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong and retired Councilmember Les Robbins. “Stacy has already proven to be a leader in her community,” DeLong said in an emailed statement provided by Mungo’s campaign. “Stacy has served three terms as president of her neighborhood association [and] a decade on the YMCA board and organized the highly successful Long Beach Community Concert Series in El Dorado Park. Fifth District residents will be well served to have Stacy representing them at City Hall.”

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian has endorsed Doug Haubert for re-election as Long Beach city prosecutor. “After nearly 30 years in elected office, including four years as California attorney general and eight years as governor of California, I have met literally thousands of public officials,” Deukmejian said in an emailed statement provided by Haubert’s campaign. “I am supporting Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert because he is an outstanding attorney and prosecutor with integrity and a strong commitment to public service. I know Doug has a very bright future ahead of him in which he will be serving our communities for many years to come.”

Assembly District 64 candidate and 9th District Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal has announced that his campaign has received the endorsement of the Compton Chamber of Commerce. “I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Compton Chamber of Commerce in my campaign for Assembly District 64,” Neal said. “The chamber has an outstanding record of aiding the development of Compton and the surrounding community. As Assemblymember, I will continue to build public-private partnerships that spur economic growth as I have done on the Long Beach City Council.”

Long Beach City College Trustee Roberto Uranga has entered the race for Long Beach’s 7th district City Council seat, according to the City’s “Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election” web page. Uranga made the announcement soon after incumbent Councilmember James Johnson said he would seek the city attorney position rather than a second term as 7th district councilmember.

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