Councilmember Dee Andrews Announces Write-in Bid For Third Term
2015-05-26 · By Editor
Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews announced Friday that he will seek another term as a write-in candidate in next April’s Municipal Primary Election. Since 1992, Andrews is only the fourth City Councilmember to seek a third term.
“I’m proud of my record, working to improve and protect Sixth District neighborhoods but there is much work that still needs to be done and there are projects I want to see through to completion,” said Andrews. “After a lifetime in central Long Beach, I think voters have a pretty good idea of who I am, what I stand for, and what they can count on me to fight for.Today, I will begin what is likely to be my final political campaign, by asking voters to write my name in to allow me the honor of continuing to represent them at City Hall.”
Dee Andrews was elected to the Long Beach City Council in a Special Election in 2007. He was re-elected overwhelmingly in 2008 and was unopposed in his re-election in 2012. On the Council, Andrews has focused on strengthening neighborhood safety, prioritizing funding for local infrastructure improvements, expanding after-school programs, and instituting commonsense reforms to improve the delivery of city services.
Andrews has been a resident of central Long Beach for over 60 years. He served as the first African-American Student Body President at Poly High School, where he was an All-American High School Football and Track star. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and Physical Education from California State University Long Beach, and is a member of the Long Beach State and Long Beach City College Athletic Hall of Fame.
For over twenty-nine years, Andrews taught Black History and Government at Long Beach Poly and Wilson High Schools. He currently works as a substitute teacher at Cabrillo High School in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Under Long Beach’s City Charter, Councilmembers may run for a third term, but only as write-in candidates in the Primary Election. Upon advancing to the General Election, their names will appear on the ballot.