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.
Alan Lowenthal’s decision to not seek a sixth term opens a significant opportunity for his seat, with rumors circulating for weeks that Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia intends to run.
Garcia said he’d be able to remain in his current job as mayor of Long Beach while serving as a trustee on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
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.