Supervisor Kuehl & Mayor Horvath Endorse Pearce in 2nd District Race

JEANNINE PEARCE FOR LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL 
RELEASES THE ENDORSEMENT OF SUPERVISOR SHEILA KUEHL & MAYOR LINDSEY HORVATH

December 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Campaign announces the formal endorsements of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath

“I am proud to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council. Jeannine has the vision and values to fight for the best for the residents of Long Beach and the experience to make it happen," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. "I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside her to build the LGBTQ - Labor Alliance in Long Beach as a means to create a stronger, more compassionate network and increase the capacity of vital organizations such as the Long Beach Center. She has worked to ensure that all residents have their voices heard by building critical alliances as well as making sure that increasing numbers of people of color are appointed to city boards and commissions.  Jeannine doesn't just talk about equity, she works tirelessly to fight for those among us who are most vulnerable. Those values and her lasting commitment to helping others will serve Long Beach well.”

“The best candidate to serve Long Beach City Council, District 2 is Jeannine Pearce. Her experience, her ability to bring people together, and her understanding of the intricacies of policy set her apart from the other candidates. But to me, what distinguishes Jeannine is her passion to serve and to fight for others. I met Jeannine as I helped to organize a One Billion Rising action -- she, along with hundreds of other women, organized against domestic violence and sexual abuse, and I have watched her do good work in her fight for women and the poor ever since,” said Lindsey Horvath, Mayor of West Hollywood.

"I'm incredibly honored to have the support of these remarkable regional leaders," said Jeannine Pearce, Second District City Council Candidate. "They have been trailblazers in the fight for equality, women's rights, protecting the environment and creating living wage jobs. I look forward to working with them to move Long Beach forward."

 

Supervisor Kuehl and Mayor Horvath join more than forty (40) District 2 Community Leaders, Councilmember Rex Richardson, Councilmember Roberto Uranga, IBEW Local 11, Pacific Shore NOW, Teamsters, small business owners and many others in supporting her candidacy for Long Beach City Council. 

Jeannine Pearce is a longtime 2nd District resident and is running for the Long Beach City Council to ensure that all residents are well represented in local government. Her priorities include supporting a thriving and growing local economy, building a clean and safe environment for residents to flourish and a commitment to collaboration with all stakeholders. 

Jeannine's personal story is characterized by struggle and perseverance. Adopted at a young age, Jeannine grew up very poor. She moved out of her home at the age of 16 and has worked since then. She made the move from her home state of Texas to California with her husband in 2005. After a decade of working multiple jobs while going to college, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Beach State University with a degree in sociology in 2009. She currently lives near Retro Row with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Jubilee.            

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  • commented 2016-02-18 08:54:13 -0800
    What is Ms. Pearce going to do about Long Beach’s quality of life issues; namely:
    1) The pervasive usage of explosive level fireworks nightly for 6 months out of the year
    2) The growing homeless population in Long Beach
    3) The residential parking situation. If you can’t park your cars, there are several areas in Long Beach where you simply can’t live or have visitors because they can’t find a place to park