Kemp Receives Endorsements of Police and Fire Associations in Bid For Council Seat

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

Carl Kemp, 5th District candidate for Long Beach City Council, today received the endorsements of the Long Beach Police Officers Association (LBPOA) and the Long Beach Firefighters Association (LBFF) Local 372.

“When it comes to public safety, we trust that Carl will unite both the needs of his community and the needs of the police and firefighters who serve Long Beach residents each and every day,” said LBPOA President Steve James.

“Carl is focused on the safety of the 5th District,” said LBFF President Rex Pritchard. “He and I have had many conversations about the ways in which he plans to improve his district, starting with bringing back the engines that have been shut down. He has a clear idea of what he wants to get done and a clear path to achieving the goals he’s set out.”

“I’m honored to be receiving the endorsements of the brave men and women who serve our community as police officers and firefighters,” said Kemp. “They put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe, and that’s not something I take lightly.”

“The safety of the residents in the 5th District is crucial, and it will be a top priority when I’m elected to the City Council. Not only do I want to bring back our shut down fire engines, and put more police officers back on the streets, I also want to make response times faster and decrease the amount of property crimes in the area. I look forward to working with both the LBPOA and the LBFF to make this happen when elected.”

In addition to endorsements from the LBPOA and the LBFF, Kemp has also received the endorsements of former Long Beach Police Chiefs Robert Luman and Anthony Batts, as well as Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy.

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 wife, Claudia Gutierrez, and their daughters,  live in El Dorado Park Estates.

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