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Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud announced on Monday, Dec. 16 that she will seek re-election to a third term as city auditor. Doud was first elected in 2006 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2012.

Carl Kemp, a candidate for Long Beach City Council’s 5th District, announced that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11 has endorsed him. IBEW Local 11 joins the Laborers’ Union Local 507, which endorsed Kemp last week.

Rex Richardson, a candidate running for the 9th District City Council seat, announced he has received endorsements from Betty Karnette, a former state assemblymember and senator, and the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations.

Megan Kerr, a candidate running for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Board of Education District 1, announced she has been endorsed by LBUSD Board President John McGinnis and Delaine Eastin, retired California Superintendent of Public Instruction who was California’s first female state superintendent.

Uduak Ntuk, a candidate for LBUSD Board of Education to represent District 1, announced he has received endorsements from LBUSD Boardmember Dr. Felton Williams, nine other school-board members across the state and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 1930

Juan Benitez, who is running for LBUSD Board of Education’s District 3 seat, announced the endorsements from Long Beach Firefighters Association and the Long Beach Police Officers Association.

Sunny Zia, who is running for the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees District 3 seat, announced an endorsement from the IAM Local Lodge 1930.

Patrick O’Donnell, a candidate running for the State Assembly’s 70th District seat, announced that the California Faculty Association, representing more than 23,000 higher education educators and professionals, has endorsed him.