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Rex Richardson will be the first Black mayor of Long Beach.
He made history on Tuesday after his opponent, Suzie Price, conceded and cleared the path for Richardson to become the city’s first Black leader.
“The city is special, and there is not often you hear stories like mine, where someone can come here as a young man, become the youngest City Council member, become the youngest vice mayor … and break barriers as the first African American mayor,” Richardson said. “Long Beach is a special city like that.”
In a statement posted to Twitter, Price, a City Council member for the 3rd District, said that although an unknown number of votes remain to be counted, the “trend is going in the wrong direction for our campaign.”