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Long Beach Community College Board Trustee Sunny Zia endorses Suzie Price for Mayor

Today, Long Beach Community College Board Trustee Sunny Zia announced her endorsement of City Councilwoman Suzie Price for Long Beach City Mayor.

“I am proud to endorse Councilwoman Suzie Price to be the next Mayor of Long Beach,” says Zia. “As a fellow Iranian-American woman, Suzie understands the hard work that immigrants put in to achieve their dreams in this country. She is determined, steadfast, and hard-working as a lawyer and as a representative for the City of Long Beach. Suzie embodies the American Dream, and I have the utmost faith in her abilities to lead the City in being safe, clean and ethical.”

Sunny Zia was elected as a Long Beach Community College District Board Trustee for Area 3 in April of 2014, becoming the first Jewish-Iranian American woman to be elected to public office in California. Zia has over two decades of experience in construction, environmental, water, and infrastructure projects after becoming the first and only female to graduate in her civil engineering class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Tehran and later graduated with honors and received a Master of Science from University of California, Irvine, in Civil Engineering. She is currently a Contract Compliance and Project Manager with the Port of Long Beach, “overseeing a variety of multidisciplinary capital improvement programs including $870 million worth of work spanning construction, remediation, and oil-field operation and relocation efforts.” As a Trustee, she has worked with at-risk youth, addressed job placement for displaced Americans, and has installed measures to support students experiencing food and housing insecurity.

“I’m proud to have the support of Trustee Sunny Zia,” says Price. “Her commitment to the students and faculty at the Long Beach City College is commendable. She is an independent leader who always stands up for what she thinks is right, which is a benefit to her constituents. I’m honored to have her support in this election.”

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 homelssenss, 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.

This article was released by Suzie Price for Mayor 2022.