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Vice Mayor leads going into runoff; could become first gay mayor in Long Beach

2014-04-08 by Rachel Galton

Vice Mayor Robert Garcia holds a lead over opponent Damon Dunn going into the mayoral runoff in Long Beach. In an election with extremely low voter turnout, Garcia's 25% trumped Dunn's 22%, though Dunn is motivated to work to win over voters in the coming weeks. The vote was heavily divided among the top 5, which included several "seasoned" candidates, and no candidate came close to the 50% mark required for election. Garcia has the support of incumbent mayor Bob Foster. Should he be elected, he would become Long Beach's first openly gay mayor. Read more here: http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20140408/robert-garcia-wins-damon-dunn-second-as-long-beach-mayor-race-goes-to-runoff

 
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