Ana Arce

Ana Arce

The number of candidates vying to represent Central Long Beach’s Sixth District has grown to four.

Community activist Ana Arce announced Monday, July 22, her intent to run for the seat in the March 2020 City Council election.

“I’m running for Long Beach City Council District Six to revitalize our neighborhood, and bring real solutions that make a positive impact in the community,” she said in a statement. “My goal as a future councilwoman is to improve the quality of life and having a local government that is progressive, working for us with a new vision, and fresh ideas.”

Arce joins Cambodian community leaders Suely Saro and Steve Vibol Meng — as well as incumbent Councilman Dee Andrews — in the race.

Arce is a Long Beach native who graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with a political science degree and a minor in business administration. She now works as an agent for the New York Life Insurance Company and serves as board president for the local nonprofit Latinos in Action California.

Arce said she would prioritize neighborhood safety, education and housing if elected.

She will host a formal campaign kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at El Sauz Family Restaurant, 1616 E. Anaheim St.

—Hayley Munguia

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