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ELECTION 2014: More Candidates, More Endorsements

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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:00 am

Election 2014 is a weekly roundup of campaign news and notes about the 2014 municipal and state elections. To submit an item, email editor@gazettes.com.

Roberto Uranga, a Long Beach City College trustee, recently retired city employee and husband of former Seventh District City Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga, has announced he will seek the Seventh District seat. Uranga has been endorsed by Ninth District Councilman Steve Neal (who is running for the 64th District state Assembly seat). Tonia Reyes-Uranga is a candidate for the 70th District state Assembly seat.

• The Long Beach Police Officers Association announced three endorsements. The police union has endorsed Doug Haubert for reelection as city prosecutor, Charles Parkin for city attorney and Rex Richardson for the Ninth District City Council seat.

• Mayoral candidate Doug Otto has released a list of 25 endorsements from city leaders that he says are part of a list of nearly 200. The supporters include Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and his wife Julie, former city managers James Hankla and Henry Taboada, former Long Beach City College president/superintendent Jan Kehoe and former City Council members Val Lerch, Les Robbins and Rob Webb, among others.

Steve Neal has added the Compton Chamber of Commerce to his list of endorsements in the 64th state Assembly District race. He also launched his campaign website, www.steveneal.org.

• Three more people, Kareem Muhammad, Richard Camp and Steven Mozena, have filed intent to run statements in the mayoral election with the city clerk’s office. That brings the number of announced mayoral candidates to 10. Also filing is Misi Tagaloa in the First District City Council race.