Updated unofficial results released Friday evening from Tuesday's election in Long Beach showed total votes for Councilman Al Austin moving up a fraction of a percentage point—from the initial 50.1 percent to 50.56 percent, according to the city clerk's report. Such results guarantee he will not engage in a runoff with rival candidate Wesley Turnbow in the June General Election.
With the close of last Tuesday’s municipal primary has come a sharp focus on the June 7 General Election. In the Second District, this means a runoff between the primary lead Jeannine Pearce and runner up (by a thin margin) Eric Gray. Feeding into the renewed campaign momentum is an endorsement from Councilwoman Suzie Price for Gray, his office announced today.