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Miles Nevin, executive director of Associated Students, Inc., a nonprofit at Cal State Long Beach, and Nima Novin, a private strategy and innovation consultant, both declared their candidacies for the race this week.
Rich Dines had declared for the 5th City Council District race in November but is suspending his campaign to pursue a new business opportunity.
Price is the second incumbent council member to jump in the race, setting up a contest between her and North Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson.
Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie is running for Long Beach’s 9th City Council district and is currently the only candidate declared for the race.
The announcement came hours after Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell said he was retiring from the state Legislature this year.
“I have a responsibility to continue the things we’ve been doing and help our city through this tremendous period of recovery we’ve got ahead of us,” the North Long Beach councilman said in a recent interview.
The 80-year-old Congresswoman becomes the second incumbent in a week to announce they won’t run for reelection.
Mayor Robert Garcia’s run for Congress will open up the mayor’s seat in Long Beach, which could affect races from City Council to the California Assembly.