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Two Long Beach City Council members announced their endorsements for mayor this week, adding one vote of support each to candidates Robert Garcia and Damon Dunn.
Current Vice Mayor and mayoral hopeful Robert Garcia was endorsed by Assemblymember and former mayoral candidate Bonnie Lowenthal.
The outgoing councilmember in one of Long Beach’s most politically important districts has endorsed Damon Dunn for mayor, Dunn’s campaign announced Wednesday morning.
Every election comes with its share of endorsements, but with such a wide breadth of them rolling in for this year’s intense mayoral race, it has become overwhelming to the average voter. While we have sought to individually cover the most significant endorsements from current titleholders for both businessman Damon Dunn and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia–the two candidates who will be on the ballot June 3–we have compiled here a comprehenive list of endorsements as provided by each candidate.
Though Mayor Bob Foster provided his endorsement to current Vice Mayor Robert Garcia for the upcoming mayorship, it was Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal who scored an endorsement from Governor Jerry Brown this morning.
In Mayor Bob Foster’s first public endorsement of the 2014 election season, the Long Beach mayor endorsed Vice Mayor Robert Garcia as his chosen successor at a press conference Tuesday.
The board of the Long Beach Firefighters Local 372 unanimously voted February 11 to endorse Dunn for mayor, citing his support to retain current fire staffing levels as a key factor in their decision.
The organization that represents more than 800 Long Beach police officers announced this week its endorsements in the races for the 9th District council seat, city prosecutor and city attorney.