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Rex Richardson is a husband, father, and the 29th Mayor of Long Beach.

In 2014, Richardson became the youngest person in history elected to the Long Beach City Council. In 2016, he was elected to a two-year term as Vice Mayor, also the youngest in city history. He was then re-elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2018 and re-elected as Vice Mayor in 2020.
 
In November 2022, Richardson broke barriers once again as both the first Black person and first resident of North Long Beach in history elected to serve as Mayor.
 
Mayor Richardson’s history in Long Beach is grounded in empowering communities to have a seat at the table. He believes that everyone, no matter their circumstance, deserves the opportunity to thrive. He works to change the culture of city hall to be smarter, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods, businesses, and families while ensuring an equitable future for all.
 
Mayor Rex Richardson and his wife Dr. Nina Richardson are proudly raising their two young daughters, Alina and Mila, in the North Long Beach community.

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Mayor Rex Richardson cordially invites you to attend the 2023 State of the City at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10th at the Terrace Theater.
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As the newly elected Mayor, and as a former Councilmember representing one of the areas experiencing significant impacts from the nation‘s housing crisis, we request that you bring this item to the City Council on January 10 with a plan of action for the City Council to consider.

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LONG BEACH, CA — In his first act as Mayor of Long Beach, Rex Richardson requested City Manager Tom Modica to bring a declaration of a Citywide State of Emergency on homelessness before the Long Beach City Council at their next meeting on January 10th, 2023.

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2023 State of the City

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