• Matt Esnayra

Richardson says campaign raised over $160K in the first half of 2021

Photo via Richardson's Facebook

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.

Notable donors:

  • 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.

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