Mayoral race in Long Beach could produce a variety of 'firsts'
2014-04-05 by Rachel Galton
After sitting Mayor Bob Foster announced that he would not run for re-election, several contenders emerged for the mayoral seat in Long Beach, California, a port city with a suffering economy. Despite crucial policy decisions that the mayor-elect will have to face, the candidates, who are largely insiders of the city's political system, have glossed over controversial issues in fear of losing voter approval. The election could produce a variety of different 'firsts' for the city: the city's first black mayor, first Latino mayor, or first openly gay mayor. Read more here: