8th District Council Candidate Lillian Kawasaki Receives Endorsement From Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud
2012-02-29 · By Editor
Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud announced Tuesday her endorsement of Lillian Kawasaki and her candidacy for the 8th District of the Long Beach City Council. As the elected City Auditor, Doud works directly for the people of Long Beach, carefully overseeing the financial transactions and trends within the City budgets and ensuring that public funds are being spent effectively, correctly and responsibly.
“Now, more than ever, we need elected representatives devoted to being caretakers of the public trust and willing to be financial watchdogs,” said Doud. “In Lillian, the 8th District and Long Beach will truly have a civic minded Councilmember with a long history of public service, integrity, and commitment to those whom she’s sworn to serve.”
“I am honored to have the support of Laura Doud,” said Lillian. “She is a strong and dedicated public servant and I share her top priority of putting the needs of the public first and looking for better ways to serve Long Beach.”
Kawasaki, who currently represents Division 3 of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, has more than 30 years of experience and knowledge on a broad range of environmental issues including water, air, natural resources, climate change, and renewable energy. She has held numerous key public service environmental positions such as General Manager of LA City Environmental Affairs Department, Assistant GM for Environmental Affairs at LA Department of Water and Power and environmental manager at Port of LA.
Lillian has also served on the Long Beach Historical Society, the Long Beach Water Commission, the Small Business Development Center Network Advisory Council, and the California Sustainability Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Master of Science in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles. Lillian resides in the Los Cerritos/Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach.