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The Campaign Trail

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments · The Campaign Trail

Steve Mozena, president at Mozena Publishing, Inc., according to his LinkedIn profile, has entered as the 10th candidate in the race for Long Beach mayor, according to the City of Long Beach’s “Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election” page. Online voter information indicates Mozena ran for California governor in 2010 as a resident of Carson, where he also once ran for public office. In Long Beach, he owns a retail strip mall, a copy center, a convenience store and a medical-supplies and equipment company, according to smartvoter.org .

Appointed City Attorney Charles Parkin announced on Sept. 12 that he will run to retain his job during the city election in April 2014. Parkin, an 18-year veteran with the City Attorney’s office, was selected for the position last July. He began his legal career in 1995 as a deputy city attorney and worked his way up, first to principal deputy city attorney and then to assistant city attorney, before being appointed city attorney.

Misi Tagaloa, chairman & CEO at National Pacific Islander CDC, according to his LinkedIn profile, has entered the race for the 1st District Council seat, according to the City of Long Beach’s “Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election” page.

Jack Rosenberg, vice president of corporate real-estate company Cresa, has become the second candidate to seek the position of 3rd District Long Beach councilmember, according to the City of Long Beach’s “Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election” page.

Megan Kerr, a volunteer and PTA member in the Long Beach Unified School District, announced in an email sent to the Signal Tribune Sept. 18 that she has officically entered the Long Beach School Board race. According to her email, Kerr is a lifetime Long Beach resident and parent with 12 years of service to Long Beach schools.

Long Beach City College Trustee Roberto Uranga announced Sept. 17 that 8th District Councilmember Al Austin has become the second councilmember to endorse Uranga’s campaign to represent Long Beach’s 7th District on the City Council, after 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal announced his endorsement of Uranga the week prior.

The Long Beach Police Officers Association has issued press releases indicating that it is endorsing the following candidates: Doug Haubert in his bid for re-election as Long Beach city prosecutor, Charles Parkin for city attorney and Rex Richardson, who is currently unopposed, for the 9th District Council seat.

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