We did it. Thanks to your support we won on election night. Our campaign could not have been successful without you or the hundreds of grassroots volunteers and donors. It is difficult to express how much your time and kind words have meant to me.
I want to thank Damon Dunn for the energy, ideas, and passion he brought to the campaign. He and I have talked since the election and we will be meeting in the next couple of days to discuss ways of bringing the city together. I know he and his supporters love our city. It's time to move beyond the campaign and debates and move our city forward.
Today, I also announced my transition team. I have asked Doug Otto, Long Beach Community College Trustee, to chair the team. Over the next few weeks they will work to create a seamless transition into the Mayor's Office, recommend city commissioners, and advise me on key policy issues.
We still have much work to do. I have often said that Long Beach’s best days are ahead. I know with your continued support they will be.
Go Long Beach!