Melahat Rafiei was a well-connected player in Long Beach politics. Her company, Progressive Solutions Consulting, worked on numerous local City Council campaigns.
After leading a “March for Democracy” on the second anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, Gavin Newsom portrayed himself as a partisan warrior on the national stage, but a unifier in California in his second inaugural speech.
In an extensive interview with “The Word” podcast, Councilmember Rex Richardson answered a range of questions about his life, racial equity and a recent controversy involving three LA councilmembers and the former head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Why is it so hard to get most voters engaged in local elections that affect them so much? On this week’s “The Word” Long Beach Post political reporter Jason Ruiz sits down with Jackie Rae to discuss.
A Democratic Party power player accused of trying to bribe Irvine City Council members has been part of many Long Beach campaigns.
Former Long Beach councilwoman and current State Sen. Lena Gonzalez has been appointed to senate majority whip, a leadership position within the state’s Democratic party.
The City Prosecutor says his office is investigating potentially “felony-level violations of the California Elections Code” in connection with the Robert Garcia recall campaign.
Voters need to feel like their voices are being heard—and it is up to us, collectively, to create a system that caters to that.
Diana Tang is currently the manager of government affairs and communications for the city of Long Beach.