It’s Official! Long Beach elects Rex Richardson as its first African American Mayor

After a week, opponent Suzie Price concedes

For Immediate Release

Long Beach Mayor-Elect Rex Richardson Declares Victory in Long Beach Mayoral Race

Long Beach, CA — Today, Long Beach Mayor-Elect Rex Richardson declared victory in the race for Long Beach Mayor. He released the following statement upon receiving Councilmember Suzie Price’s concession call:

“Long Beach voters had a choice between two public servants who have worked every day to make our communities a better place to work, live, and raise a family,” stated Mayor-Elect Richardson.

“I want to commend Councilmember Suzie Price for sharing her ideas for the future of our city. She and I share a love for Long Beach and want to ensure every resident is safe and thriving. I look forward to collaborating with her and her supporters to unify our city and move us forward. As Long Beach’s next Mayor, I will focus on tackling our city’s biggest challenges and working daily to make City Hall more responsive to residents’ needs. I look forward to getting started with our transition.”

Rex Richardson – Mayor, Long Beach, CA

Vice Mayor Richardson holds a lead of 55.29% over Councilmember Suzie Price’s 44.71% in the semi-final results reported by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Mayor-Elect Rex Richardson will become Long Beach’s first African-American Mayor in city history at his swearing in on December 20, 2022. He will be announcing his transition team tomorrow.


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