Councilmember Neal Begins Official Run For State Assembly
2013-07-30 · By Editor
Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal announced today that he has successfully raised over $100,000 for his Assembly campaign in the past eight weeks and is officially beginning his bid for the 64th District.
“I want to say thank you to the residents of Assembly District 64 and all of the people who have already joined our grassroots campaign,” said Neal. “I am proud to have received such a groundswell of support and encouragement from so many hard working Californians who have decided to stand with me early in this campaign.”
Neal officially filed with just over $94,000, raised before the June 30th deadline, with a majority coming from within the district.
“As Assemblymember for the 64th District, I will be a strong and progressive voice for those I seek to represent. I will continue to work collaboratively with all District stakeholders to enrich and build each of our vibrant and distinct communities. Our campaign is focused on the issues that matter the most: economic development, health care, education, public services, and community involvement.”
California’s 64th Assembly District includes portions of Long Beach and Lynwood, Carson, Compton, Rancho Dominguez, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Wilmington, Harbor Gateway, Willowbrook, and Watts.
Steve Neal has been a community and labor leader in the Los Angeles area for decades. Since his election in 2010, Steve, a Compton native, has served North Long Beach on the Long Beach City Council where he has an accomplished record supporting neighborhoods, small businesses, and working families as the author and creator of the Long Beach Foreclosure Registry Program, the Long Beach Liquor Store Modernization Program, and the North Long Beach Business Alliance. Councilmember Neal is the Assistant Pastor of S.E.A.M. Faith Family Church. He and his wife Katonja live in Long Beach and are the parents of five daughters, one son, and have nine grandchildren.