The Arts Council for Long Beach and the League of Women Voters Long Beach will host a forum for candidates who are seeking the position of mayor of our city. The event will take place on May 7, 2022 at 10 AM to noon at the Museum of Latin American Art. Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to the platforms of the candidates who will address questions about matters of importance to our community. This is an opportunity to learn more about issues facing the arts and how voters and elected officials can be involved in supporting the local creative economy. 

The event is free and open to the public. Childcare will be provided by the Early Childhood Education Committee and interpretation is available for Khmer, Spanish and Tagalog upon request. Candidates will answer questions about the issues impacting the local community and will have the opportunity to meet with voters after the Q&A portion. Audience members will have the chance to submit questions for the candidates as well. 

The forum will be livestreamed on social media channels and will be recorded and made available after the forum. Early voting at vote centers begin on May 28, 2022. Election Day is June 7, 2022. Polling locations, dates, and times can be found on this site


Arts Council for Long Beach, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, envisions a thriving Long Beach that benefits from universal access to arts. The Arts Council for Long Beach cultivates the physical, social, and economic characteristics of Long Beach neighborhoods by nurturing and enlivening the arts.  We serve individuals, groups, and organizations through advocacy, arts education, public art, and grant making within the city of Long Beach. 

League of Women Voters Long Beach Area celebrated its 100th year in 2020 and is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.