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.
As polls close at 8:00PM this evening, Long Beach awaits the votes from 196 precincts for eight city and educational positions. Refresh this article for live results as the votes roll in.
With Election Day in Long Beach just a hours away, the Post has all the details for voters anxiously navigating the city’s primary municipal election.
The Long Beach municipal election is less than a week away, but that hasn’t slowed a significant buildup of misleading campaigning in this year’s voting cycle. Some of the city’s campaigns have mirrored the unsavory tactics used at the national level.
The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed Joen Garnica and Dee Andrews for the Second and Sixth District Long Beach City Council seats, respectively.
BizFed PAC, a Los Angeles County Business Federation project, has endorsed Wesley Turnbow for Eighth District Long Beach City Council, the organization announced.
Former Long Beach City Councilwoman Rae Gabelich has endorsed Laurie Angel for the Eighth District Long Beach City Council seat, she announced on her Facebook page Thursday.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is endorsing current Sixth District City Councilman and third term write-in candidate Dee Andrews, Andrews’ campaign announced today.
Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association (ABNA) President Milton Smith has endorsed Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council, Pearce’s campaign announced yesterday.