Long Beach Filipino Leaders Peter Ramirez and Malou Mariano announced their endorsement of City Councilwoman Suzie Price for Long Beach City Mayor.
“I am pleased to endorse Councilwoman Suzie Price to be our next Mayor of Long Beach,” says Ramirez. “Suzie is an incredible leader committed to serving all residents of Long Beach, no matter where they live, what they look like, or what they believe in. I believe she will make an incredible mayor, and look forward to seeing all she accomplishes in office.”
Peter Ramirez is a FilAm community leader and is the current president of the sister city organization called Long Beach Bacolod Association (LBBA). In the past 12 months the LBBA had organized five of 15 food drives of the LASD CAC in which over 2,000 food boxes were given to the needy and over 100 volunteers organized by Peter helped in the distribution. The LBBA also gave out over 100 bento lunch boxes to the LBPD to thank the police for their service. The LBBA formed a basketball league with eight active teams competing at the Admiralty Kidd Park every Saturday. Peter also co-organized the now famous Filipino Christmas Lantern Festival bringing Filipino Christmas to Long Beach.
“As a member of the Filipino American community in Long Beach, I am proud to endorse Councilwoman Suzie Price for Mayor,” says Mariano. “Suzie believes in a city that is inclusive rather than exclusive and advocates access to opportunities for everyone. I have utmost confidence that Suzie Price will take Long Beach in the right direction as Mayor.”
Malou Mariano is a prominent community leader and organizer in the Long Beach Filipino Community. Mariano is a seasoned professional with extensive global
experience in the private sector, the academe, and the media & arts. She has worked for Ayala Corporation, Kloeckner Gmbh, and The Australian Trade Commissioner’s Office among others. When her family relocated to California, she became an administrative assistant to the President of Stanford University, Stanford Hospital Lucas Center – MRI Research Center, Toyota Technical Center among others.Today, she continues to be an advocate for WWII Filipino American veterans and Overseas Filipino Workers. She is a member of the Chambers of Commerce including the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Greater LA Region, CALASIA and SF-Manila, and LB Bacolod Sister Cities. She supported with the establishment of Cambodia Town in Long Beach, was on the board of Cambodia Town and Sister Cities International in Washington DC and was a member of the ASEAN Women Circle of LA (AWCLA).
“I appreciate the support of these FilAm community leaders and hope that my own experience immigrating to this country with my mother at the age of 7 will help shape the conversation around inclusion and access for all residents,” says Price. “Everyone in this county should have access and opportunity and a strong leader helps to build bridges among all disenfranchised communities. Divisiveness is never the answer. Together, we have more in common than we have differences. We are all Long Beach.”
Mom, Councilwoman, Small Business Owner, and Prosecutor, Suzie Price is running for Mayor to get Long Beach back to basics, with a competent and functional City Government focused on improving the quality of life for its residents. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Price was the first Democrat elected to Council District 3 in 42 years. On the City Council, Suzie has worked across district lines to focus on homelessness, public safety, street repair, infrastructure investment, improving and expanding our green spaces, and ensuring Long Beach remains a place where you can afford to buy a home and start a business. Suzie and her husband Mark, a military veteran, have lived in Long Beach for 20 years where they are raising their two boys.