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ENDORSEMENTS

Title Name
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Assembly District 70 Patrick O'Donnell Patrick O Donnel
Assembly District 64 Mike Gipson Mike Gipson
Long Beach City Council District 2 Cindy Allen Cindy Allen
Long Beach City Council District 4 Daryl Supernaw Daryl Supernaw District 4
Long Beach City Council District 6 Dee Andrews Dee Andrews
Long Beach City Council District 8 Al Austin Al Austin Long Beach City Council District 8 119x179 1
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sherry Powell Sherry Powell
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2 Herb Wesson Herb Wesson
Long Beach Unified School District Board District 4 Doug Otto Al Doug Otto LBUSDBD 4
Long Beach Community College District School Board Herlinda Chico Herlinda Chico



Legislation

Bill Number Title Position
SB-23 Unlawful entry of a vehicle Support
SB-230 Law Enforcement: Use of deadly force, training, policies Support
SB-388 Missing persons: reports: local agencies Support
SB-416 Workers' Compensation Support
SB-542 Workers' Compensation Support
SB-555 Jails and Juvenile Facilities: Communication, info, commissary services Oppose
SB-874 Public postsecondary education: community colleges: statewide baccalaureate degree pilot program Support
AB-135 Sex Crimes: Communication with a Minor Support
AB-165 Required POST Training on gun violence restraining orders Support
AB-238 Unlicensed automobile dismantlers: enforcement and compliance activities Support
AB-332 Peace Officers: Training - Up to 3 remediations Support
AB-392 Peace officers: Use of deadly force Neutral
AB-425 Ammunition Sales Support
AB-680 Public safety dispatchers: mental health training Support
AB-855 DOJ Law Enforcement Policies on use of Deadly Force Oppose
AB-1117 Peer Support Support
AB-1435 The Office of Law Enforcement Support: Investigations Oppose
AB-1450 Child Abuse Central Index Support
AB-1599 Peace Officers: release of records Oppose
AB-1600 Discovery: Personnel Records: Peace Officers Oppose
AB-1794 Unsafe Handguns: exemptions Support
AB-1921 Unlawful entry of a vehicle Support
AB-2665 Worker's compensation: skin cancer Support
AB-2699 Firearms: unsafe handguns Support
ACA-12 Death Penalty Oppose
SCR-25 Peace Officers' Memorial Day Support
SCR-38 Capital Punishment Support
SCR-72 First Responder Day Support



POLICIES

 

PURPOSE – In order to ensure the safety and security of our members, the Long Beach Police Officers Association (LBPOA) shall participate in the elective process through political endorsements.  Endorsements are intended to enhance the viability of the LBPOA, the LBPD, and the City of Long Beach as a whole.  Endorsements made by the LBPOA are on behalf of the organization, and they are only recommendations.  Every individual association member has the right to vote for the candidate or cause of his/her own choosing.

GENERAL POLICY – All qualified candidates and the organizing committees for the appropriate ballot measures/referendums shall be eligible to seek the LBPOA endorsement.  Candidates may be invited to an interview with the LBPOA Political Action Committee (PAC) in order for the candidate to articulate his/her position on items of interest to the membership and importance to the City of Long Beach.  Directors will also be able to clarify the qualifications of each candidate.  Interviews will normally be video recorded and the recordings are subject to the control of the LBPOA.  The LBPOA Political Action Committee will make all final endorsement decisions, and their actions can include:

  • An endorsement of one candidate or cause;
  • Dual endorsements;
  • No endorsement; or
  • A listing of candidates who collectively support issues important to the LBPOA membership.

The LBPOA President or his/her selected designee will contact the candidate who obtains the LBPOA endorsement.  Endorsements will be made public utilizing the LBPOA website and/or a written statement on LBPOA letterhead.  The written statement may be reprinted and published by the candidate or his/her political committee.  The text of the statement should be prepared and approved by the LBPOA President.

The LBPOA reserves the right to rescind its endorsement of any candidate or cause should circumstances arise whereby the previously given endorsement would prove detrimental to the membership or the community.  In the event that an endorsement is rescinded, the LBPOA President will notify the effected candidate or organizing committee in writing.

CRITERIA FOR ENDORSEMENT – The following criteria may be used in determining whether a candidate will receive an LBPOA endorsement:

  • Character and personal integrity
  • Government leadership positions and committee assignments
  • Bill sponsorship and past support for legislation
  • Ability to conduct a viable campaign
  • Work experience and community involvement
  • General knowledge of public safety and officer safety issues
  • Position on current law enforcement and labor issues
  • Opinions of other public safety groups
  • Completed questionnaire provided by the LBPOA (if applicable)
  • Personal interview conducted by the LBPOA