Long Beach Race for Mayor and Other Campaigns Now Underway

LONG BEACH, Ca — The election cycle for the City of Long Beach will open on June 7 for the offices of the Mayor, City Auditor, City Attorney, City Prosecutor, and Council Districts 1,3,5,7, and 9. 

May 23 is the last day that voters are able to register. Long Beach residents may fill out a conditional voter registration at a voting center.

Those that wish to vote by mail can register starting May 9. Sample ballots will be mailed to registered voters between May 17 – May 28.

Voting centers open up 10 days prior to election day. Voting in person will take place from May 28 to June 7. 

Election day polling will begin June 7 at 7:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. To view the entire voting schedule process in more detail, please go here.

For a list of potential candidates for the offices mentioned above, view the preliminary list here. 

The candidates’ statements that tell voters why they should vote for them will become available from March 12 to March 22.

Due to the city’s redistricting, voters may have to go to different polling locations. A map outlining the changes to all nine districts can be found here. The new boundaries took effect on Dec. 18, 2021 after months of gathering testimony from community members to determine where the new district lines should be drawn.

Now that Mayor Robert Garcia has announced his run for congress, more candidates have announced their campaign to fill his spot.

Deborah E.Mozer, Rex Richardson, Suzie Price, Gerrie Schipske,  and Franklin Sims are all registered Mayoral candidates that have submitted their campaign paperwork and information. There are three other Mayoral candidates that have yet to submit their campaign information; J. Paul Cedillo, Alan W. Gafford, and Joshua Rodriguez

Candidates that are running for each council member position will need to convince voters that they can address the needs of each respective district. 

Updates on campaigns and candidates will be reported as they are made available. 

By Joshua Villas and Casey N. Wilson