2002 Long Beach, California mayoral election

Long Beach, California mayoral election, 2002
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← 1998 April 9, 2002 (first round)[1]
June 4, 2002 (runoff)[2]
2006 →
 
Candidate Beverly O'Neill Dan Baker Norm Ryan
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First-round vote 11,032 9,628 8,909
First-round percentage 28.3% 24.7% 22.8%
Second-round vote unknown 15,173
Second-round percentage unknown% 36.7%

 
Candidate Ray Grabinski
Party Nonpartisan
First-round vote 7,490
First-round percentage 19.2%

Mayor before election

Beverly O'Neill

Elected Mayor

Beverly O'Neill

The 2002 Long Beach, California mayoral election was held on April 9, 2002 and June 4, 2002 to elect the mayor of Long Beach, California. It saw the reelection of Beverly O'Neill to an unprecedented third term. O'Neill had to run as a write-in, as she was otherwise term limited.[3] In the runoff she faced city councilman Dan Baker and write-in Norm Ryan.[3]

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan.

Candidates[edit]

  • Dan Baker, Long Beach city councilman[4]
  • Ray Grabinski, 7th District Long Beach city councilman and candidate for mayor in 1994[5]
  • Bob Livingstone
  • Beverly O'Neill, incumbent mayor, term-limited (therefore running as a write-in)[3]
  • Norm Ryan, former city council candidate[6]
  • John Stolpe
  • David P. Wong

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

First round results[1]
Candidate Votes %
Beverly O'Neill (incumbent) write-in 11,032 28.3
Dan Baker 9,628 24.7
Norm Ryan 8,909 22.8
Ray Grabinski 7,490 19.2
John Stolpe 751 1.9
David P. Wong 625 1.6
Bob Livingstone 539 1.3
Total votes

Runoff[edit]

Runoff results[2]
Candidate Votes %
Write-ins (including Beverly O'Neill and Norm Ryan) 26,130 63.2
Dan Baker 15,173 36.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CITY OF LONG BEACH PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTION - APRIL 9. 2002 SUMMARY REPORT". City of Long Beach. April 18, 2002. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "-- CITY OF LONG BEACH -- GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - JUNE 4 2002 SUMMARY REPORT". City of Long Beach. June 11, 2002. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Merl, Jean (June 2, 2002). "Write-Ins Give Long Beach Race a Twist". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Wride, Nancy (February 8, 2006). "Long Beach Councilman Resigns Over Partnership". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Archbold, Rich (November 20, 2014). "Ray Grabinski, 1943-2014: Three-term Long Beach councilman dies at 71". Press-Telegram. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Darling, Dylan; Mobley, Scott; Sabalow, Ryan (June 19, 2008). "Ex-Haven CEO arrested". Record Searchlight. Retrieved October 2, 2019.