This morning, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the highest state official to endorse in the Long Beach Mayoral race, endorsed our campaign. As the former Mayor of San Francisco, Newsom knows first hand what it takes to build a city's economy and lead on important progressive issues.
“Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has been a champion for jobs and has a real plan to grow the economy in Long Beach,” said Newsom. “He understands the complex challenges of the future and is ready to lead on day one."
We have made incredible strides in transforming Long Beach into a tech city. We were recognized for being a “Top Ten Digital City” and launched successful smart phone apps. This is the innovation Long Beach needs to become the Silicon Valley of the South, bringing good high paying jobs and diversifying our local economy.
The announcement follows the endorsement of Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster.
Elections bring change, I'm ready to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to city hall.
I am honored to have his support.
Go Long Beach!
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia