Political News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 6
Jim Lewis/3rd District -- Former Police Chief Carl Calkins and Mick Ukleja, founder of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership recently provided unsolicited endorsements for candidate Jim Lewis. “I’ve known Jim … and he’s a man of great integrity. His experience of leadership make him extremely qualified,” said Calkins. “Jim is gifted with a passion to get things done … fueled by his compassion to serve others. I’m excited for his leadership to expand his influence in the public sector,” said Ukleja.
The Los Angeles Police Command Officers Association (LAPCOA), which represents LAPD law enforcement personnel at the rank of captain and higher, announced their support for Jim McDonnell in his campaign to be elected L.A. County Sheriff. “Nobody is better prepared to lead the Sheriff’s Department than Jim McDonnell,” said LAPCOA President John Incontro. “Chief McDonnell has the integrity, decades of experience and independence to restore the public’s confidence in the operation and leadership of the Sheriff’s Department.” Info: www.McDonnellforLACountySheriff.com.
The Jana Shields for Mayor campaign is encouraging taxpayers to give feedback to the mayor’s office about the proposed new Civic Center. In the works is tearing down City Hall and surrounding buildings and erecting new structures. The mayor and city council are intending to have contracts in place before the mayor and five city councilmembers leave office in July. If you are opposed to fast-tracking this project, contact the Mayors office: http://longbeach.gov/mayor/contact/default.asp, 570-6801 fax: 570-6538. Website: JanaShields2014.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Joan Greenwood for City Council District 7 campaign announced her endorsement by the Sierra Club and the National Women’s Political Caucus. Long-time District homeowner Bernie Pearl commented that “Joan has proven her main priority is to improve the overall quality of life for the people of our community. She has the knowledge, drive, and passion to preserve what’s good and change what needs changing.” To learn more, go to www.Greenwood4Council.org or call (562) 599-0812.
Rex Richardson for City Council has the momentum. The campaign has recently picked up endorsements from Sierra Club, LA County Federation of Labor, Long Beach Register and LA County Democratic Party. Richardson is also endorsed by Long Beach firefighters, police officers, teachers, and over 50 Ninth District community leaders. Richardson appreciates community participation and urges all residents to volunteer at his campaign office located at 6183 Atlantic Avenue. For more information, visit www.JoinRex2014.com.
Ricardo Linarez is giving his neighbors the opportunity to elect someone who grew up in the First District for the first time in 20 years. He grew up here, was educated here and he and his wife are raising their two children here. After high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now, he’s a Marine on a new mission: to be the First District Council Member. More information is available at www.RicardoLinarez.com.
Pilar Pinel/1st District – “The Change You Need, The Voice You Deserve” Nonprofit CEO/International Business Ambassador. Proven and celebrated community leader with 27 years of experience advocating on quality of life issues demonstrates profound impact on education, environment and economic growth. Pinel’s efforts and vision include all ethnicities and socio-economic levels including the elderly, homeowners, renters, youth, public safety, with a solid history of developing and strengthening communities through relationship building at all levels including government. www.pilarpinel.com