Los Angeles County election officials certified results from the November election this week. Here’s how Long Beach voted for mayor.
Long Beach Mayor-Elect Rex Richardson and other citywide elected officials and councilmembers will be sworn in during a public inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
This new power on the left could translate into renewed efforts by community organizers to phase out the city’s oil production faster, increase protections for the city’s most vulnerable renters and protect or expand guaranteed basic income programs.
His defeat marks the second straight election in which an incumbent sheriff was unseated, something that hadn’t occurred for roughly a century prior.
Price, 49, said that although there are still thousands of votes left to be counted, “the trend is going the wrong direction for our campaign.”
Councilmember Rex Richardson’s lead in the mayoral race is now over 10 points, according to the most recent update from Los Angeles County election officials.
In one of the highest-profile California election results, Proposition 30 failed despite the state’s commitment to climate action and its history of taxing the wealthy. But the ballot measure also was complicated and divided Democrats, a recipe for failure.
The leading candidates in Long Beach’s elections remained unchanged Friday, when the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office issued an updated vote tally from Tuesday’s races.
When semi-official results were posted early Wednesday morning, Luna still had 57% of the vote, compared to 43% for the incumbent, Alex Villanueva.
Councilmember Rex Richardson declared victory Tuesday night, but it could be weeks before residents know whether he is officially the new mayor of Long Beach as county election officials work to count an unknown number of mail-in ballots.