Former Long Beach Council District 3 Councilwoman Renee Simon 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
“Suzie Price has the broad knowledge, exceptional people skills, and the courage and creativity to tackle the responsibility, day after day, of leading a large urban city like Long Beach,” says Simon. “I am confident that Suzie has what it takes to address our City’s biggest issues including expanding affordable housing, increasing our libraries’ open hours, assuring responsible policies for public health and public safety, building an honest team with us residents, and so much more.”
Renee Simon is a former elected Long Beach City Councilmember, a former professor of public administration, and former business owner who helped public administrators improve their written and oral communication skills. Simon is a non-fiction freelancer, writing primarily corporate and institutional histories. Her most notable work is a book titled, “Our Own Big City,” an account of the City of Long Beach government in the 1970s. Renee is an enthusiastic volunteer for Long Beach civic and philanthropic organizations.
“I am honored to have the support of former Third District Councilwoman Renee Simon for my mayoral campaign,” says Price. “Renee was a trailblazer in her time on the City Council. She laid the foundation for progressive policies that have helped every resident in this city. Over the past 40 years, she has contributed to and served on numerous non-profit organization boards that help promote arts and culture in the City of Long Beach. She has been engaged in serving the public her entire life and I’m grateful to have her as a mentor and role model.”
Mom, Councilwoman, Small Business Owner, and Deputy District Attorney, 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.