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Councilwoman Cindy Allen
Councilwoman Allen was elected in 2020 to represent Long Beach's Second Council District, serves as Chair of the Climate Action and Environmental Committee, and serves on the Economic Development and Finance Committee. Councilwoman Allen also represents the City of Long Beach at the Southern California Association of Governments as a Regional Director and serves on the Energy and Environment Committee. Councilwoman Allen has been a Long Beach resident most of her life, grew up on the west side of Long Beach with a single mother who struggled with addiction in their early years, and attended Stephens Middle School and Long Beach Poly High School, where she served as student body president. Councilwoman Allen attended Long Beach City College while working as a waitress, maid, and flower shop attendant, and put herself through school, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree from Long Beach State in Public Administration.
Growing up in an underserved and marginalized neighborhood made Councilwoman Allen want to serve her community, so in 1988 she became a Long Beach Police Officer during a time when very few women were doing that job. During her 10 years at the LBPD, she was awarded more than 20 commendations for bravery and exceptional service to Long Beach.
Councilwoman Allen learned a lot about courage working as a Police Officer, so when she left the department after a serious back injury that occurred on the job, she decided to become an entrepreneur. Councilwoman Allen started and operated several small businesses in downtown Long Beach. She remains proud of the opportunities that Long Beach has given her, and tells young entrepreneurs that she could not have built these companies in any other city.
Councilwoman Allen is also a double mastectomy breast cancer survivor, has been married to her husband for 25 years, and has two adult children. Councilwoman Allen and her husband Randy are proud parents of a lesbian daughter, and both work diligently with the LBGTQ+ community to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination.
Connor Lock, Chief of Staff
Rahul Sen, Policy Director
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