Hankla Endorses Carl Kemp for City Council

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Carl Kemp is running for the Long Beach City Council seat in the 5th District.

On Wednesday, the Kemp for Council campaign received the support of Jim Hankla, former City Manager, and a prominent leader in the City of Long Beach.

Hankla had this to say: “I’ve known Carl for years. While I was City Manager, I hired him to oversee government affairs, and he quickly became my go-to person, not just for City matters, but for state and federal issues as well. He knows how to get the job done, and will work tirelessly to make sure it’s done right.” 

Hankla served as Long Beach City Manager for 12 years, establishing a long record of distinguished achievement.

“I am proud to be recognized and supported by a leader who I’ve worked with so closely,” said Kemp. “Like Jim Hankla, I am proud of this City and want to see it become even better. I will work hard to deliver this vision to the people of the 5th District.”

Carl Kemp is a longtime Long Beach resident, public servant, and advocate for our community. He owns his own business, working with a wide range of clients throughout the community, including businesses, the Port of Long Beach, and non-profit organizations like the Boys and Girls Club. Carl formerly served as Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs for the Port of Long Beach and as a Manager of Communications and Government Administration under former City Managers Jim Hankla, Henry Taboada, and Jerry Miller. He earned his BA and MPA from Long Beach State, where he served two terms as Student Body President. Carl, his fiancée, Claudia Gutierrez, and their daughters live in El Dorado Park Estates.

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