Eric Gray Receives Support From Long Beach Democratic Clubs
2016-02-22 · By Editor
Long Beach City Council 2nd District candidate Eric Gray announced he has received the most local support from the Democratic clubs of Long Beach than any other candidate in the 2nd District race.
Out of the 185 votes casted collectively by the Long Beach Democratic Club, the Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach, and the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, Eric Gray received the highest amount of votes with 90 total. Jeannine Pearce followed second with 79 votes total. No Democratic club will be making an endorsement in the Primary Election since neither Eric Gray nor any other candidate met the full 60% threshold required by the clubs.
“All this being said, this is a non-partisan race and I am honored to have support from members of the Long Beach community across the political spectrum,” said Eric. “As a lifelong Democrat and longtime community volunteer, I have tried to live up to the lessons passed down to us by President Kennedy, to ask what I can do for my community, not what my community can do for me. I’ve been on the frontlines for improving our neighborhoods with volunteer members of our community, and the progress we’ve achieved together has been remarkable. I’m ready to continue a legacy of service with my community, and I’m optimistic about the future of Long Beach.”
Eric Gray is a Long Beach community leader, small business owner, and longtime resident of the 2nd Council District. As an active neighborhood volunteer, he currently serves as President of the Downtown Residential Council and co-founded the Historic Pine Avenue (HOPA) Business Association that helped spark the rebirth of Historic Pine Avenue. He also helped co-found the Music Council and Culinary Long Beach. Eric is a Friends of Bixby Park board member and belongs to both the Long Beach and Long Beach Lambda Democratic Clubs. A passionate and committed volunteer, he is an alumnus of Leadership Long Beach.