LONG BEACH, Calif. – Councilwoman and Criminal Prosecutor Suzie Price, candidate for Long Beach Mayor, released a new TV advertisement today in response to her opponent Rex Richardson stating to voters that “I am not a lobbyist,” when in fact, Rex Richardson is a registered lobbyist and has been for years most recently in the city of Carson.
Richardson previously worked for predatory lender Renovate America which made money off home liens targeting low-income residents which was investigated by the FBI for defrauding homeowners in California.
The ad’s release comes on the heels of the Long Beach Post exposing Richardson’s relationship with disgraced former boss of the LA Federation of Labor, Ron Herrera, who to date has contributed over $500,000 on behalf of Richardson’s Mayoral campaign while Herrera’s daughter serves as Richardon’s chief of staff.
Richardson is also registered as lobbyist for Crown Castle, in the city of Carson from 2019-2021. It is unknown if he submitted the annual form for 2022 or why he defiantly said he wasn’t. His bosses sister works in Rex’s office too.
Richardson is supported by Karen Bass who was found to be misrepresenting details surrounding a scholarship she received from USC that is currently under federal scrutiny.rex-lobby-form-carson