Long Beach Community College Board Trustee (LBCCD) Dr. Virginia Baxter announced her endorsement of City Councilwoman Suzie Price for Long Beach City Mayor.
The endorsement comes on the heels of Price raising $170,000 in two weeks and receiving endorsements from Long Beach Unified School District Board Member Doug Otto, Long Beach Councilmembers Daryl Supernaw and Stacy Mungo, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, among others
“I am pleased to endorse Councilwoman Suzie Price to be our Long Beach Mayor,” says Baxter. “In every role she has held, Suzie has embodied the best qualities of a leader. As a member of the PTA, a lifelong government lawyer, and a council representative in the City of Long Beach, Suzie has exemplified a clear dedication to public service. Like me, Suzie is very involved in local philanthropic projects, and works tirelessly to advance community organizations in their efforts to assist residents throughout the city. I am excited to see all of the incredible work she will accomplish as Mayor of Long Beach.”
Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter was elected to the LBCCD District 5 Trustees position in April of 2014, representing the east side of Long Beach and the south side of Lakewood. Baxter has had a long and successful career at Long Beach City College as a U.S. history teacher, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Women’s Affairs, and a leader of the LBCC Foundation. In her 25 years of service, she has increased the foundation’s assets to over $16 million and helped raise more than $35 million for the foundation. She has received many awards for her years of service, including the Network of California Community College Foundation “Excellence Award for Resource Development Staff Leadership” in 1991, the Woman of Distinction in Education Award by the Soroptimist International of Long Beach organization in 2004, the California Conference for Equality and Justice Humanitarian Award in 2009, and the Amazing Women, Education Category from the Long Beach Press-Telegram in 2011. Baxter is also active in many Long Beach area organizations including the California Conference for Equality and Justice, CAMEO Professional Auxiliary, Assistance League of Long Beach, Leadership Long Beach, Long Beach Rotary, American Association of University Women, and Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.
“I am proud to have Dr. Baxter’s endorsement for my mayoral campaign,” says Price. “Dr. Baxter is a remarkable person who has committed her life to improving our city through compassion and care. For Dr. Baxter, it has always been about serving our community – and nothing more. She is an inspiration to all of us who care about our educational institutions and the future of our great city.”
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.