We Endorse DOUG OTTO

  • Teachers Association of Long Beach
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Long Beach School Board Members:
    Megan Kerr (District 1)  Felton Williams (District 2)  John Meyer (District 4)  Diana Craighead (District 5)

Elected Officials

  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal, 47th Congressional District Supervisor
  • Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor, 4th Supervisorial District Calif.
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, 70th District
  • Calif. State Senator Tom Umberg, Senate District 34
  • Robert Garcia, Mayor, City of Long Beach
  • Doug Haubert, Long Beach City Prosecutor
  • Rex Richardson, Vice-Mayor, City of Long Beach
  • Suzie Price, Long Beach City Councilmember, 3rd District
  • Daryl Supernaw, Long Beach City Councilmember, 4th District
  • Dee Andrews, Long Beach Councilmember, 6th District
  • Ann Marshall, Mayor, City of Avalon
  • Don Knabe, Former LA County Supervisor, 4th Supervisorial District
  • Steve Kuykendall, Long Beach resident, Former Congressman, 36th Congressional District
  • Keir Jones, Signal Hill City Councilmember

Community Leaders

  • Beverly O’Neill, Former Mayor, City of Long Beach
  • Carmen O. Perez, Former Democratic Nat’l Comm Vice Chair
  • Ed Wilson, Former Mayor, City of Signal Hill
  • Larry Forrester, Former Mayor, City of Signal Hill
  • George Economides, LB Business Journal Publisher Emeritus
  • Ben Goldberg, LB Area Republican Committee, Vice Chair
  • Dan Gooch, LB Century Club, Past Pres.
  • Gary Cohee, LB Century Club, Past Pres.
  • Bruce Bradley, LB Century Club, Past Pres.
  • Vito Lanuti, LB Century Club, Past Pres.
  • Gloria Cordero
  • Julie Knabe
  • Al Israel
  • Jack Rosenburg
  • Steve Folger

 

Education Leaders

  • Jon Meyer, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, Area 4
  • Felton Williams, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, Area 2
  • Megan Kerr, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, Area 1
  • Diana Craighead, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education, Area 5
  • Uduak-Joe Ntuk, LBCC Board of Trustees, Area 1
  • Vivian Malauulu, LBCC Board of Trustees, Area 2
  • Dr. Virginia Baxter, LBCC Board of Trustees, Area 5
  • Rebecca Turrentine, Bellflower Unified School District Superintendent (ret.)
  • Rick Turrentine, School Administrator (ret.)
  • Chuck McFerrin, LBCC Athletic Director (ret.)
  • Keith Hansen, Lakewood High School Principal (ret.)
  • John Fylpaa, LBCC, Vice President Student Services (ret.)
  • Gabriella Holt, Former Member Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Board of Education and LA County Board of Education 

Organizations

  • Teachers Association of Long Beach
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Long Beach Police Officers Association
  • Long Beach Firefighters Association
  • LA County Federation of Labor
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach

 Doug Otto understands the value of protecting students safety. He knows that safer schools mean a more productive environment for our student’s education. Doug has the right experience and personal drive that will help our students and teachers succeed. The Long Beach Police Officers’ Association is proud to endorse Doug Otto.

– Rich Chambers, President of the Police Officers’ Association

Photo of Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA

Doug Otto is a life-long Long Beach resident with a distinguished record of service to our city. As a member of the LBCC Board of Trustees, he has expanded access for all students, has co-chaired construction bond campaigns and helped improve student success. Doug and I share the firm belief that education is the key to success for our city beginning with early childhood education and continuing through our community college and beyond. His strong community-based values and commitment to educational achievement are exactly what our School Board needs right now. I am proud to endorse Doug Otto for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education and encourage you to join me in supporting him.

Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach

I am a teacher and a parent of two children in Long Beach schools and, I know that Doug Otto is exactly who we need on the Long Beach School Board. Doug is a product of our Long Beach schools from kindergarten through Long Beach City College, and he is dedicated to ensuring that our students have the tools they need to succeed. As a former faculty member and law school professor, Doug also knows the essential role that each teacher plays in enabling students to succeed. Doug is a statewide leader in community college organizations and he is familiar with California education at all levels. Doug knows Long Beach and he knows education. I wholeheartedly support Doug Otto for LBUSD School Board.

Patrick O’Donnell, California Assembly Member

Long Beach students have benefited from strong leadership at the Long Beach Unified School District, and our city is stronger because of it. Maintaining solid leadership on the School Board is essential to the future of our city and our students, including my own children who attend Long Beach schools. Because of his outstanding record of success as a Trustee at Long Beach City College and his commitment to our community, I know that Doug is the strong leader that our School Board needs and deserves. I am proud to support Doug for the LBUSD Board of Education.

Suzy Price, Long Beach City Council Member 

A member of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education must value learning and understand state and local educational policies. But mostly, an effective School Board member must have a passion for students. Doug Otto has these qualities, and more. As a practicing attorney Doug will bring a unique skill set to the School Board. His service on the LBCC Board of Trustees has given him a strong background in revenue management, governance and policy. But his experience as a teacher and a Long Beach student himself gave him the affinity for the classroom teachers on the front line with students. Doug Otto is my clear choice for LBUSD School Board in my district – District 4.

 -Jon Meyer, Vice President of the Long Beach Board of Education

Teachers, Nurses, Speech Pathologists, and Librarians Endorse Doug Otto for Long Beach School Board

Long Beach, California – 
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Teachers Association of Long Beach, which includes teachers, nurses, speech pathologists and librarians, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Doug Otto in School Board Area 4.
 
Filling Jon Meyer’s shoes will be no easy task; however, Mr. Otto has a long history of advocating for our communities. Whether it be his tireless work at Long Beach Community College or the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. His steady leadership is just what LBUSD needs as we deal with the prospect of hiring a new superintendent and declining enrollment.
 
 – Barry Welsch, President of the Teachers Association of Long Beach