“Long Beach provided me with an opportunity to put down roots, build a family, and spend every day making our community a better place for every resident.
I've seen the results of what happens when neighbors come together and create change. I'm ready to bring this same spirit of unity and collaboration as our next Mayor. Let's work together to build a Long Beach where every neighborhood and resident is healthy, safe, and thriving.”
Rex Richardson has overcome adversity in his life and knows firsthand the work and determination needed for families to climb into the middle class. He's among the first generation of his family to attend college, worked as a community organizer, and dedicated his career to serving the needs of the Long Beach community.
As Long Beach's Vice Mayor, Rex has tackled the city's biggest challenges and delivered results for our city including:
• Restoring vital public safety services — like Paramedic Rescue 12 in North Long Beach — that led to reducing the time it takes for firefighters to reach people who need their help.
• Leading the effort to build Long Beach's first municipal homeless shelter, which has helped unhoused individuals move off the streets.
• Localizing mental health services to address the root causes of homelessness.
• Fighting for paid sick days for Long Beach workers, direct financial support for small businesses, and worker protections that saved thousands of jobs during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic.