Teamsters and Small Business Owners Endorse Pearce for Long Beach City Council


November 11, 2015

The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Campaign announces the endorsements of Teamsters Local 396Teamsters Local 848, and 2nd District Small Business Owners.

"The members of Local 848 are proud to stand with and endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council. We believe in Jeannine’s steadfast commitment to creating a better Long Beach for all families. Jeannine’s ability to forge coalitions and solve everyday problems through community engagement is what Long Beach needs to take the next step forward. She is clearly the best choice to lead Long Beach forward,” said Eric Tate, Secretary/Treasurer of Teamsters Local 848.

 “Jeannine Pearce has a proven track record of bringing together all sides in order to come up with comprehensive solutions to tough problems. That’s the type of leadership the district, the city and all its residents deserve. Jeannine is committed to bringing labor, small businesses, environmental groups, and residents together to ensure Long Beach’s economy is thriving, while cleaning up our environment and improving the lives of all residents. This is why Teamsters Local 396 is honored to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach’s Second City Council,” said Ron Herrera, Long Beach resident, International Vice President of the Western Region, and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 396.

Stephanie Howard, owner of Art Du Vin, also announced her endorsement of Jeannine Pearce for City Council. “As a small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the city bureaucracy. That’s why it is so important we elect leaders like Jeannine Pearce. Jeannine knows how to get things done and derive solutions that work for all involved. She will ensure that the voices of small business is heard when decisions are made.”

“One area that I know Jeannine will make a difference is on the recycling and composting regulatory system for small businesses. Small businesses want to do the right thing by recycling and going green, but under the current system it is both expensive and difficult to do.  I am proudly supporting Jeannine because I know her commitment to build a healthier Long Beach will result in stronger policies that make recycling and composting easier, while creating more local jobs and reducing our daily expenses, helping our bottom line," continued Stephanie Howard.

Lincoln Bauer, managing partner of Innovatory, Ruben Garcia, President of Advanced Cleanup Technologies, Ronn Ruiz, CEO of Apartment SEO and Chulo Chonies, and Ted Sieving, Attorney at We Labs, joined with Stephanie Howard endorsing Jeannine Pearce for City Council. All are small business owners in Long Beach's 2nd District.

Jeannine Pearce had the following to say after learning of these endorsements, “I am proud to receive the endorsements of the Teamsters, Stephanie Howard, and other small business owners today. These endorsements illustrate that labor and small businesses support my candidacy because of my ability to bring people together to forge solutions to make a difference in Long Beach. I look forward to working with the Teamsters and small business owners, like Stephanie Howard, to move Long Beach forward." 

Teamsters and these small business owners join more than forty (40) District 2 community leaders, Councilmember Roberto Uranga, IBEW Local 11, Pacific Shore NOW and many others in supporting my race. 

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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