In a statement, Garcia said he would not seek reelection to pursue other opportunities.
Normally an overlooked formality, this year’s vice mayor election could put the winner in control of the city if Mayor Robert Garcia leaves office for a post in the Biden Administration.
Mayor Robert Garcia led all candidates that were part of the poll with 54% when a short biography was coupled with their name.
People who know Garcia know him to be highly strategic with a need to know the fine print on matters impacting key races and constant polling on policies at all times, year-round.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will be given a keynote speaking slot tonight during the Democratic National Convention.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who has been working to raise his national profile and was announced Tuesday as a speaker at next week’s Democratic National Convention, supported Harris when she was a presidential contender, even traveling to Iowa on her behalf.
The stepfather, Greg O’Donnell, had been on a ventilator for more than a month before he died.
“We don’t know a lot about what the future is going to look like as it relates especially to COVID and economic recovery. I’ve been telling folks to understand the seriousness of what’s ahead of us and that it’s unprecedented.”
For the recall effort to move forward, 10% of the city’s registered voters must sign the petition, which means the campaign to recall Mayor Robert Garcia requires 26,503 verifiable signatures within 160 days.
Mayor Robert Garcia’s mother has worked in the same clinic for 25 years, he said, and “is incredibly careful and understands the seriousness of this virus.”