City Attorney Candidate
City Attorney Candidate
- How long have you lived In Long Beach?
Was born in Long Beach -- one of the last babies born at the LB Naval Hospital which became VA; worked in DC in Congress and was recruited by LB City Manager to come back and serve as first Information Officer and then Commercial Services Officer. Raised three children here and am raising a granddaughter.
- What job or past role will most help you be an effective City Attorney?
I have more than three decades of legal and management experience. I am the only candidate for City Attorney with local, state and national legislative expertise which can be shared with Mayor, City Council and City Manager. Having served on the LB City Council for 8 years, I know our City government inside and out.
- Describe the key characteristics/elements that you feel unify this city across its 9 districts and disparate geography.
People love Long Beach because of it is diversity in people and in resources. I think that love bonds us together.
- Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Depends on the situation and the crowd.
- Which (living) national leader in any arena — politics, arts, culture, business, etc. — do you admire and why?
Supreme Court Justice Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because of her grit, determination, poise, and superior legal skills. (FYI Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at my swearing in to the US Supreme Court Bar.)
- What is your favorite L.B. hang out with friends and/or family?
Claire's at the Art Museum
- List the top three quality-of-life issues you see Belmont Shore/Long Beach residents dealing with right now.
Reopening small businesses
Neighborhood theft and vandalism
- What is your preferred or most used social media platform?
Facebook and YouTube
- Outside of Long Beach, wherein the state is your happy place?
Anywhere there is a beach
- Name something about L.B./the Third District you wish more people were aware of.
The history of how Long Beach Annexed Belmont Heights and how Naples was constructed. Also about Marine Stadium and Colorado Lagoon and how LB was host to the 1932 Olympics which brought rowers to the stadium and the 1930 construction of the Alamitos Round About -- the Traffic Circle -- built to accommodate the traffic that was thought to come to the summer Olympics in 1932.