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The Campaign Trail

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has announced garnering the following endorsements in his bid to become Los Angeles County Sheriff: the California Police Chiefs Association Board of Directors, the California Peace Officers Association and the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association.

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has announced receiving the following endorsements in his bid for sheriff of Los Angeles County: former State Assemblymember Warren Furutani; Walnut Councilmember Eric Ching; and Alhambra Mayor and Immediate Past President of the Chinese-American Elected Officials Stephen Sham.

Second District Long Beach Councilmember Suja Lowenthal has announced that she has received the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats in her campaign to represent the 70th District in the State Assembly.

Damon Dunn, candidate for Long Beach mayor, has announced receiving the following endorsements: Charles Parks, retired Long Beach police commander; Long Beach Firefighters Local 372 and LBUSD Board of Education member Jon Meyer.

Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has announced garnering the following endorsements in his campaign to become the city’s next mayor: the United Association Local 250, the Long Beach Democratic Club and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.

Long Beach mayoral candidate Doug Otto has received the endorsements of former Governor George Deukmejian and former California First Lady Gloria Deukmejian, according to Otto.

James Johnson, candidate for Long Beach city attorney, has announced receiving the following endorsements: Congressmembers Alan Lowenthal and Janice Hahn, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Patricia Phillips (former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association), Seth Hufstedler (former president of the California State Bar and the American Bar Foundation), Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, and Long Beach representatives Senator Ricardo Lara and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon. Johnson also recently announced that he has been endorsed by the Mexican-American Bar Association Political Action Committee and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.

Charles Parkin, candidate for Long Beach city attorney, has announced that he has received the following endorsements: former California Governor George Deukmejian, former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill, 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong and former 3rd District Councilmember Frank Colonna.

The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce political action committee has announced the endorsement of Laura Doud for city auditor in the April 8 election.

In an email to the Signal Tribune, former 9th District Councilmember Val Lerch said he will not seek another write-in campaign and will instead support Ben Daugherty for the 9th District seat.

Rex Richardson, candidate for the 9th District Long Beach Council seat, has announced that U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (44th District) has endorsed him.

The Long Beach Group of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club has announced that they are endorsing the following candidates in the April election: Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal for Long Beach mayor, Lena Gonzalez for Long Beach Council District 1, Joan Greenwood for District 7 and Rex Richardson for District 9.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Long Beach Democratic Club conducted its 2014 Citywide Endorsement Meeting at the Laborers Hall at 3919 Paramount Blvd. in Lakewood and chose to make the following endorsements: LBCC District 1– Marshall Blesofsky; LBCC District 3– no endorsement; LBCC District 5– Gregory Slaughter; LBUSD District 1– Uduak Ntuk; LBUSD District 3– Juan Benitez; LBUSD District 5– no endorsement; Long Beach City Council District 1– Lena Gonzalez; Long Beach City Council District 3– Suzie Price; Long Beach City Council District 5– Carl Kemp; Long Beach City Council District 7– Roberto Uranga; Long Beach City Council District 9– Rex Richardson; city auditor– no endorsement; city prosecutor– Rosemary Chavez; city attorney– James Johnson; and mayor– no endorsement.

Jeff Kellogg, who is vying to be re-elected to the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, Area 1, has announced receving the following endorsements: Former Governor George Deukmejian; Former Mayor and LBCC President Beverly O’Neill; Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe; Long Beach 8th District Councilmember Al Austin; Long Beach 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal; Long Beach Unified School Board member Mary Stanton and Long Beach City College Trustee Roberto Uranga.

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, Signal Hill Councilmember Larry Forester and 2nd District Long Beach Councilmember Suja Lowenthal have endorsed John McGinnis for re-election to the Long Beach Unified Board of Education, according to McGinnis.

Megan Kerr has announced receiving endorsements in her campaign for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education’s 1st District from Unite Here Local 11 restaurant and hotel workers union and National Women’s Political Caucus of California.

Uduak-Joe Ntuk has announced receiving endorsements in his bid for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education’s 1st District from: the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME) District Council 36; Unite Here Local 11 restaurant and hotel workers union; and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats.

Juan Benitez, 3rd District Long Beach school board candidate, has announced that he has received endorsements from: Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia; State Senator Ricardo Lara, who represents the 33rd District; the California School Employees Association; and Unite Here Local 11 restaurant and hotel workers union.

Sunny Zia has announced that she has received the endorsement of the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council in her campaign to represent Area 3 on the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District.

For more information regarding the April election, visit longbeach.gov/ cityclerk/elections .

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