OF LONG BEACH
Equity. Progress. Power.
We endorse people of any gender identity who have already demonstrated clear action in support of closing the equity gap and standing up against injustice everywhere, whether it be economic, racial, sexual, climate, or beyond.
Josh Lowenthal For 69th Assembly Seat
Congresswoman Karen Bass for LA Mayor
Vice-Mayor Rex Richardson For
Long Beach Mayor
Councilwoman Mary Zendejas for
Council District 1
School Board Member Megan Kerr
for City Council District 5
Councilmember Roberto Uranga
for City Council District 7
Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie
for City Council 9
Parent Educator Nubia Flores, for LBUSD
School Board Area 1
President of LBUSD Board,
Dr. Juan Benitez for School Board Area 3
Fatima for Assembly
Gerrie Schipske for
Kailee Caruso for City Council District 3
Sunny Zia for LBCC Board of Trustee
Mail-in ballots begin to go out in early May. Ballots must be returned by June 7th, either by mail, dropped off at a vote center, or dropbox. You can also vote early in person at any vote center. Vote in the election that matters. #EveryoneIn
Cindy is home owner and long time community leader, and looks forward to making the Second District safer, create more affordable housing, and reduce homelessness. Cindy is ready to bring people together and advocate for the community's shared progressive values. Cindy is a Poly High School graduate, and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and master’s degree in Public Administration. Cindy served as a Police Officer, and eft the department after a serious back injury that occurred on the job. She then decided to become an entrepreneur. She started and operated several small businesses in downtown Long Beach including the Long Beach Post where she was Publisher/Owner for many years. Cindy is also a double mastectomy breast cancer survivor, has been married to her husband for 25 years, and have two adult children. They are proud parents of a lesbian daughter and both work diligently with the LBGTQ+ community to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination.
Suely Saro ran for Long Beach City Council District 6 in the November 3rd 2020 election. She won the primary contest for Long Beach City Council. This is historic in several ways. She finished first with a staggering 16% lead over a 12-year incumbent. And she is the first Cambodian American to win a primary in Long Beach. Suely is a collaborative leader that brings people together to make positive changes happen in our community and will serve as a strong advocate inside City Hall. She understand the importance of listening, working in partnerships, and building consensus to ensure all voices are represented in decision making. Suely Saro, who was the first in her family to graduate from college, holds a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles and serves as a Consultant to the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC).
Tunua leads a local non-profit organization that helps transform underserved communities throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County regions. Under her leadership, the organization has financed and built thousands of affordable housing units, increased capital for small businesses, and advocated for smarter public policy around neighborhood revitalization. Tunua has a strong track record of serving her community as a board member or advisory board member to many organizations, including Housing California, Federal Home Loan Bank San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Council, City of LA Measure HHH Citizens Oversight Commission, Greenlining Institute, Union Bank’s Community Advisory Board, and Frontier Communications Community Advisory Board. She earned her Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.
Tonia Reyes Uranga is the Principal Owner of Tonia Reyes Uranga Consulting, better known as TRUConsult, an entity that serves non-profits, public agencies and specializes in workforce and municipal policy issues. She presently serves on the board for LAANE – Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and is on the steering committee for the Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Communities. Tonia has over 30 years in workforce and employment issues in Southern California in the areas of administration, contract compliance, and program development, including working with the Department of Labor (DOL) to explore Non-traditional careers for women and working to facilitate policies and training programs in DOL’s Region IX. Her advocacy and efforts to raise the plight of working women has resulted in her marching and standing with hotel housekeepers and hospital nurses to fight for safe and humane working conditions.