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International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Marine Clerks Association Endorses Suzie Price for Mayor

She "Understands the Economic Importance of the Port of Long Beach"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2022

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Long Beach, CA  Today, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Marine Clerks Association announced their endorsement of City Councilwoman Suzie Price for Long Beach City Mayor. 


The endorsement comes on the heels of Price earning the endorsements of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47, California State Controller Betty Yee, State Senator Tom Umberg, and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. Price recently reported raising $400,000 in just twelve weeks, highlighting the strength and enthusiasm in her broad coalition of support.


“Suzie is our choice for Long Beach Mayor because she understands the supply chain and the challenges facing the Port of Long Beach better than any other candidate,” says Joe Gasparov, President of ILWU Local 63. “We look forward to working closely with her on reducing freeway congestion by moving more containers by rail to protect the health of our communities. Suzie understands the economic importance of the Port of Long Beach, where 1 in 5 jobs in the city are port related.  The men and women of ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks are proud to support Suzie Price to be the next Mayor of Long Beach.” 


ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks Association represents the Marine Clerks in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The occupational jurisdiction of Local 63 embraces all clerks employed in all classifications of work as described in the Pacific Coast Clerks Agreement, Port Supplement and Office Workers’ Agreements.


“I’m honored to have the support of the men and women of the waterfront in this election,” says Price. “As chair of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority and the City Support Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I understand the importance of working collaboratively with the Port of Long Beach and the workers to fuel those operations to continue to make us the most competitive port in the world.”


A full list of endorsements can be found HERE


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Mom, Councilwoman, Small Business Owner, and Deputy District Attorney, Suzie Price is running for Mayor to get Long Beach back to basics, with a competent and functional City Government focused on improving the quality of life for its residents. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Price was the first Democrat elected to Council District 3 in 42 years. On the City Council, Suzie has worked across district lines to focus on homelessness, public safety, street repair, infrastructure investment, improving and expanding our green spaces, and ensuring Long Beach remains a place where you can afford to buy a home and start a business. Suzie and her husband Mark, a military veteran, have lived in Long Beach for 20 years where they are raising their two boys. 


Paid for by Suzie Price for Mayor 2022. FPPC ID# 1443375

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