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.
Making his case for re-election, Richardson states, "The change we see in our community is because we worked together to make it happen. I want to keep working with you. That's why I’m asking for your vote for a second term on the Long Beach City Council.”
Richardson’s track record of change has made a mark on the entire city. He has brought a refreshing and collaborative approach to changing the culture at City Hall. He has focused on ensuring every Long Beach neighborhood is treated fairly with resources and economic development.
As Vice Mayor, he championed the creation of the city’'s Office of Equity to ensure every Long Beach neighborhood is treated fairly with opportunities and tools to thrive, ensuring city dollars reach every neighborhood. He worked to implement the Promising Adults Tomorrow’s Hope (PATH) program to give second chances to at-risk youth, and the My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Plan to improve the life outcomes for youth, especially boys and men of color.
If re-elected, Richardson vows to continue ensuring every neighborhood is treated fairly and make the city work smarter, be more inclusive, and responsive to the needs of residents.