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The Los Angeles Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence announced their endorsement of Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell for Los Angeles County Sheriff during a press conference on Jan. 17.

Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has announced the support of Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown in Tanaka’s bid to become L.A. County Sheriff.

Long Beach mayoral candidate Damon Dunn has announced endorsements of his campaign from retired Fire Chief Terry Harbour and former Vice Mayor Doris Topsy-Elvord.

Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia announced last week the opening of Robert Garcia for Mayor Headquarters at 210 E 3rd St., with a grand opening on Jan. 25.

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has endorsed 7th District Long Beach Councilmember James Johnson for city attorney, according to Johnson.

Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill has endorsed Assistant City Attorney Charles Parkin for the office of city attorney, according to Parkin.

The Long Beach Firefighters Association and the Long Beach Police Officers Association released a joint press release this week announcing their support of the following candidates for Long Beach City Council: Lena Gonzalez for 1st District, Suzie Price for 3rd District, and Roberto Uranga for 7th District.

First District Long Beach Council candidate Ricardo Linarez has announced he has been endorsed by the Mexican-American Democratic Club and the Progressive Democratic Club.

Third District Long Beach Council candidate Suzie Price announced Jan. 27 that she has been endorsed by the Long Beach police and firefighters associations.

Carl Kemp, candidate for the 5th District City Council seat, has received the endorsement of former City Councilmember Frank Colonna, according to Kemp.

Rex Richardson, candidate for the 9th District Long Beach City Council seat, has announced the Los Angeles County Democratic Party has endorsed him.

Uduak-Joe Ntuk has announced he has garnered the support of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party in his campaign for Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, District 1.

The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Political Action Coalition has endorsed the following candidates for the LBCC Board of Trustees: Dr. Marshall Blesofsky, District 1; Sunny Zia, District 3; and Gregory Slaughter, District 5.

Stella Ursua, candidate for Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, Third District, will host a fundraiser at Spring Street Farm, 3012 Long Beach Blvd., on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. RSVP at [email protected] .

Dr. Marshall Blesofsky, candidate for Long Beach City College Board of Trustees, 1st District, has gained the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, according to a press release from Blesofsky.

Joan Greenwood, candidate for the Long Beach 7th District City Council seat, will host a campaign kick-off on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10am at 2091 San Francisco Ave. At 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm that day, and at 11am Sunday, Feb. 2, volunteer precinct walkers will canvas the area. Call (562) 599-0812 or email [email protected] .