Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Endorses Rex Richardson

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has endorsed Vice Mayor Rex Richardson for re-election to the Long Beach City Council. 

With his endorsement, Speaker Rendon stated, “Rex has been an effective advocate for North Long Beach and a great local partner in revitalizing the lower part of the Los Angeles River. I look forward to continuing our collaboration on improving our local environment and creating new parks and open spaces in Long Beach."

 

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Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson Sets Fundraising Record

Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson has raised $70,030.62 for his re-election campaign to represent the 9th district on the Long Beach City Council.

Since announcing his re-election on May 19th, supporters have rallied around Richardson to ensure he has the financial support needed for the upcoming campaign.

“I’m grateful to my family, friends, neighbors, and supporters for contributing and being a part of my re-election campaign. We’re off to a record-breaking start and I want to thank everyone for helping provide the resources we need to run a successful campaign,” said Vice Mayor Richardson. “Because of your hard work, we will continue our fight to ensure that every neighborhood in Long Beach is treated fairly, and make our city work smarter, be more inclusive, and responsive to the needs of residents.”

Richardson received contributions from 286 supporters with an average contribution of $244.86. His total fundraising amount is the most raised in the first reporting period in city council history.

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Rex Richardson Seeks Re-election to Long Beach City Council

Vice Mayor to Continue Building on Track Record of Change in North Long Beach

Rex Richardson announced that he will be seeking a second term to represent North Long Beach on the City Council. In his announcement video, Richardson expressed his excitement about the changes in the community that have been accomplished through working together.

These accomplishments include spearheading the effort to restore Paramedic Rescue 12 and protect vital public safety services and leading the construction and opening of the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. He advocated for Measure A, the largest infrastructure program in a generation, and secured millions to improve the Houghton Park Community Center.

Under Richardson’s leadership, North Long Beach has safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians, more jobs and small businesses opened, and stronger civic engagement.

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Long Beach Council Restores Rescue 12 Ambulance Endorses LBPD on Mass Transit

February 15, 2017 | Gazettes

Ninth District Councilman Rex Richardson said Tuesday that he has been working for seven years to restore an Advanced Life Support ambulance to the north Long Beach Fire Station 12. He succeeded. 

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Readership at North Long Beach library grows by 175% after councilman’s challenge

December 30, 2016 | The Press Telegram

Community readership increased by 175 percent at North Long Beach’s Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, a goal inspired by Councilman Rex Richardson, who challenged residents to check out 10,000 more items in the library’s first 100 days.

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Vice Mayor Richardson at White House My Brother’s Keeper Summit: ‘It Has to Be Personal’

December 16, 2016 | Long Beach Post

Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson participated in the White House’s final My Brother’s Keeper National Summit on Wednesday, highlighting the city’s efforts in helping its boys and young men of color as part of its answer to President Barack Obama’s call to action, which challenged communities across the U.S. to focus resources to that specific portion of the population.

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Michelle Obama Library Debuts to Huge Crowd in North Long Beach

September 13, 2016 | Long Beach Post

The sunlight filtered through the temporarily erected canopy outside the solid edifice of the Michelle Obama Library Saturday morning. Blue balloons bordered the stage, and thousands overflowed into spaces beyond the outlined audience—beyond the chairs placed for participants in North Long Beach.

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Creative Corridor Challenge Transforms Spaces into Places in North Long Beach

August 1, 2016 | Long Beach Post

On Saturday, Vice Mayor Rex Richardson led community members, business owners, youth, artists, and other stakeholders on a tour of the seven new murals in North Long Beach painted under the Creative Corridor Challenge.

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Rex Richardson elected vice mayor of Long Beach

July 20, 2016 | The Press Telegram

Councilman Rex Richardson was elected vice mayor of Long Beach by his peers on the City Council Tuesday night during a reorganization of the council after Suja Lowenthal’s departure.

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