Richardson says campaign raised over $160K in the first half of 2021
Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson raised over $167,000 during the first half of 2021 for his re-election bid, his campaign announced.
Why it matters:
Since he was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2014, Richardson has been a rising star in Long Beach. He is currently serving a second stint as Vice Mayor; he was once president of the Southern California Association of Governments and was appointed to the Western Region Cities Representative for the South Coast Air Quality Management District in December.
According to the filings, 624 people donated to Richardson’s campaign, which has spent $51,911.25 and has about $125,000 on hand.
Richardson is currently running unopposed.
What he's saying:
"I am deeply grateful to my family, friends, and neighbors for their continued support of my re-election campaign. I offer my sincerest gratitude to all those who have pitched in to make this campaign a successful one," said Vice Mayor Richardson.
Keep this in mind:
Mayor Robert Garcia hasn't announced whether he would run for re-election in 2022.
Richardson received $13,600 from out-of-state donors, with $4,250 coming from contributors affiliated with Denton, a multinational law firm.
Long Beach City Council Members Cindy Allen, Roberto Uranga, Mary Zendejas made donations.
LBUSD School Board member Megan Kerr made two $1,000 donations.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia's 2026 Lt. Gubernatorial committee donated $400.
A mixture of lobbyists, consultants, realtors, attorneys, and real estate developers made contributions to Richardson's campaign.