The 8th District candidate forum focused on homelessness, affordable housing, economic development and other issues.
March 3 is going to be a big one: We have elections for who will represent YOU in City Council Districts 2, 4 and 8 AND for school board seats for Districts 2 and 4. To sift through all those candidates and their positions, we built a handy tool for you.
The Midtown seat has long been held by incumbent and Vice Mayor Dee Andrews, who is running for his fourth, four-year term in the March 3 election.
Seven candidates are vying to represent the district, which includes much of the Downtown waterfront, Alamitos Beach, the Port of Long Beach and other areas.
Local races in Long Beach could also be affected if voters are confused by the new machines, which only display four names of candidates on each page. Voters would then have to click “more” to get to additional candidates.
All seven candidates vying for the Downtown-area seat in the March 3 election have agreed to participate in the forum on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Cindy Allen—who retired as a Long Beach police officer in 1998 and owned ETA Advertising until recently selling the business—is jumping into the race.