Read Names/Affiliations Of Developers + Lobbyists + Labor Unions + Business Interests + Current/Former Politicians Who Gave CD9 Councilman/Vice Mayor Richardson $168k For Third Term Re-Election; After Spending He's Got $126k Warchest
Will Early Mass Money Strategy Scare Off Challenges (Incl. Reform Candidates)?
|(July 31, 2021, 7:12 p.m.) -- A July 30 release by CD 9 Councilman/Vice Mayor Rex Richardson boasted of collecting nearly $170,000 in contributions seeking a third term in office...but it didn't mention their names and affiliations. As part of LBREPORT.com's "Follow the Money" coverage, we show our readers the names and affiliations of the developers, lobbyists, labor unions, business interests, current and former politicians and candidates -- who contributed sums to support his re-election.
Richardson's reelection contributions from Jan 1-June 30 2021 totaled $167,972 with spending of $41,780 plus $10,131 in accrued (not yet paid) expenses. The net result leaves Richardson's 2022 re-election campaign with $126,192 as of June 30..
An early massive money strategy is commonly used by incumbents in hopes of scaring off potential challengers.
During his incumbency, Councilman Richardson:
Richardson's contributors include (descriptions by LBREPORT.com) Mayor Robert Garcia (using his 2022 Lt. Gov. account); Council incumbents Cindy Allen (CD2); Council-censured now-former CD 2 Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce (declined to seek second term); Council incumbents Mary Zendejas (CD1) and Roberto Uranga (CD 7); former Mayor Bob Foster, Alan Lowenthal for Congress, Amusement Industry Inc. [dba Westland Real Estate Group], grassroots NLB advocate Laurie Angel (CD 8), Black Business Development PAC, Building Industry Ass'n of So Cal PAC, Firefighter Wayne Chaney, lobbying consultant Alex Cherin; Maricella de Rivera, Rich Dines (2018 CD 5 Council candidate), Michele Dobson, Esq. (CD 5 Council candidate), Doug Otto (LBUSD board member), gov't affairs advocates (lobbyists) [independently] Mike Murchison, John Edmond, John Ek, and Matt Knabe; incumbent Mike Gipson for Assembly 2022; Grand Prix Ass'n of Long Beach; Alyssa Gutierrez (First 5 LA); Samuel "Skip" Keesal, Esq.; Carl Kemp (2018 CD5 Council candidate, led recent advocacy for LB "Juneteenth" event; currently LA County Public Affairs Mgr.); LB Green Room; Lockyer for Controller 2022; LB Firefighters Ass'n PAC; LA/OC Building and Trades Industry PAC; Pacific Merchant Shipping Ass'n; Assemblyman Rendon for Assembly 2022; Republic Services; LA Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas; Clay Sandidge [advocate for downtown LB aerial tram]; John Sangmeister (Gladstones); Mark Taylor (Boeing); Tunua Thrash-Ntuk (2020 CD candidate); Nadia Tushnet; Brian Ulaszewski (City Fabrik); Westland Industries; Sunny Zia (LBCC Trustee).
Richardson used part of contributions to his re-election campaign to aid the following politicians: Isaac Bryan For Assembly 2021 ($1,500), CD 2 Councilwoman Cindy Allen (Officeholder Acct $500); Assemblyman Mike Gipson ($500); Heather Hutt for Assembly 2021 ($1,500); Councilwoman Mary Zendejas for Council 2022 ($400); incumbent LBUSD Boardmember Megan Kerr 2022 ($1,000);
Aug. 4, 2021, 11:35 a.m. Amended text to indicate Maricella de Rivera wasn't a CD 1 Council candidate.
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