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.

An agent of change, Richardson has brought a refreshing and collaborative approach to revitalizing North Long Beach and innovating government. He’s worked to create jobs through investment in infrastructure, champion responsible growth and development, restore vital public safety services, and empower residents through civic engagement and participatory budgeting. Richardson is a leading voice on community equity, ensuring city resources and development reach every Long Beach neighborhood.

Richardson grew up a free lunch kid in a working-class family. A turning point in his life was the moment he received his college acceptance letter. After serving as student body president in college, Richardson became a community organizer in South Los Angeles County, and later joined the City of Long Beach as Chief of Staff to Long Beach's 9th Council District.

In 2014, Richardson became the youngest in history to be elected to the Long Beach City Council and currently serves as the city's Vice Mayor, also the youngest in Long Beach history. He and his wife, Nina, are homeowners and are raising two young daughters in North Long Beach.