2014 Election: For the Record

See What LB's City Prosecutor Candidates Submitted For Inclusion In Their Official Ballot Statements; Public Review Period w/ Possible Challenges Until Jan. 21

(Jan. 19, 2014, 6:35 p.m.) --, your independent website of record for detailed coverage of the April 2014 Long Beach election, provides on-demand public access to the verbatim texts submitted by the three ballot qualified candidates for Long Beach City Prosecutor for inclusion in their official ballot statements.

On Jan. 13, a statutory 10 day "public review" period opened, which lasts until Jan. 21, during which any voter(s) of the city has the right to review the statements submitted by the candidates and, if a voter believes the material is "false, misleading or inconsistent with" CA's Elections Code requirements may file a legal action seeking a writ of mandate or injunction no later than the end of the "public review" period (in this case Jan. 21) to have the material amended or deleted.

Elections Code section 13313 provides that a peremptory writ of mandate or injunction "shall issue only upon clear and convincing proof that the material in question is false, misleading, or inconsistent with the requirements of this chapter" and Section 13314 provides that the writ "shall only issue upon proof that (a) the error, omission, or neglect is in violation of this code or the Constitution; and (b) That issuance of the writ will not substantially interfere with the conduct of the election..."

The materials below are available for public review in the City Clerk's office (with copies available for the City's standard per-page fee which paid.) However as of the end of the Jan.17 business day, the statements weren't visible [and aren't required to be] on the City Clerk's website. To our knowledge, no other Long Beach news outlet has thus far found them newsworthy. makes them available below in the public interest. We believe what candidates tell voters in seeking votes is newsworthy and revealing.

We list the candidates below in the order of the CA Secretary of State's Jan. 16 randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order of candidates' names on April 8 local election ballots.

Rosemary Chavez

Doug Haubert

We invite your comments to their submitted statements below. plans to comment on a separate page.

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