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.



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    Long Beach Post: Councilman Rex Richardson elected to a second term as vice mayor

    Long Beach Post: "Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson will become vice mayor for the second time in his six-year stint on the council after being selected by fellow members in a 5-4 vote Tuesday night.

    "The 37-year-old Richardson, who represents North Long Beach, previously served as vice mayor from 2016-2018 and will begin a second two-year stint as vice mayor going forward as the new City Council was sworn in Tuesday...

    "Richardson called for a move to unity after a year that was a challenging one for the council as it worked through the issues brought forward by the COVID-19 pandemic. Richardson asked the rest of the council to move into 2021 together and work toward common goals as the city tries to recover from the pandemic.

    “This was our final election of the year and moving forward we should attempt to work together,” Richardson said. “No matter what side you were on this was the final election.”

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    Long Beach Post: Long Beach councilman named newest member of influential air regulation board

    Long Beach Post — "Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson was announced Wednesday as the newest member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District board, restoring a voice from the city on the 13-member body for the first time in over a decade.

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