• Matt Esnayra

Suzie Price enters the 2022 Long Beach mayoral race.

Screengrab from Price's campaign ad

Third District Long Beach City Councilmember Suzie Price announced in a video on social media that she will be running for mayor in 2022.

Why it matters:

Price would be running against Ninth District City Councilmember and Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, who announced last week his intention to run for mayor.

  • Former Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is also running, but Councilmember Price is viewed by many to be Richardson's main competitor.

  • Price brings name recognition and represents the wealthiest part of town, as well as is generally viewed as more conservative than her colleagues. In her campaign ad, Price is seen behind a whiteboard with conservative buzzwords like "Less Taxes" and "Less politics."

Her (Story):

Price works as a prosecutor in Orange County and owns a small business on Second Street.

  • She was first elected to the council in 2014 and then re-elected in 2018.

  • Councilmember Price voted against a $200 plus million affordable housing and homeless services bond in 2020 and an ordinance intended to protect the hotel workers; she also was the lone no vote in renewing Urban Commons' Queen Mary's lease with the city.

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