Council Candidate Rex Richardson Receives Endorsement of AFSCME Local 3634

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Rex Richardson candidate for 9th District City Council Seat.

Rex Richardson candidate for 9th District City Council Seat.

District 9 City Council Candidate Rex Richardson received the endorsement of AFSCME Local 3634 Friday. The group represents 610 MTA first-line supervisors and also supervises bus and rail operators and mechanics. AFSCME Local 3634 President Ernest Waters remarked today: “Rex Richardson will be a strong advocate for working families in the 9th District and across Long Beach. His vision is collaborative and dynamic. That’s why we’re proud to support him. He is a leader who will make an exemplary City Councilman.”

“I am honored by President Waters’ words and by the endorsement of AFSCME Local 3634,” said Rex Richardson. “Like the workers represented by AFSCME, the 9th District is made up of a diverse and dynamic population that yearns for positive change. I believe that, working together, we can make that change happen. We’re already seeing the transformation take place, and I want to continue to guide it.”

AFSCME Local 3634 joins a slate of organizations that have put their support behind Rex Richardson’s bid for City Council, including the IBEW Local 11, the Laborers Local 507, the Long Beach Fire Fighters Local 372, The Long Beach Police Officers Association, and the Teachers Association of Long Beach.

Rex Richardson is the Chief-of-Staff to current 9th District Councilman Steve Neal and a former labor organizer for SEIU Local 721, where he advocated for the rights and advancement of over 80,000 public service workers in Southern California. A graduate of Leadership Long Beach and the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy Leadership Seminar at CSU-Monterey Bay, Rex is an Executive Board Representative of the California Democratic Party and former two-term president of the Long Beach Democratic Club. He and his wife, Nina, live in the Coolidge Triangle neighborhood with their dogs, Rocky and Kizzy.

For more information, or to get involved, visit www.JoinRex2014.com.

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