Sunday, April 12, 2009
Robert Garcia Elected To Long Beach City Council: Becomes Youngest, First Latino, And First Openly Gay Person Of Color On Council
Openly Gay candidate Robert Garcia was elected to the Long Beach City Council beating his nearest challenger by 10 percentage points on April 7th.
Robert, 31, is youngest person ever elected to the Long Beach City Council, the first male Latino, and the first gay person of color.
"I really think that people wanted change in Long Beach, and a positive change at City Hall," said Garcia, who is a Long Beach City College dean and president of the North Pine Neighborhood Alliance. "At the end of the day, people want fresh ideas and a new approach to looking at government."