Kristina Duggan

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Kristina Duggan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Duggan is a former business executive, City Council staff person, and President of the Lagoon Playgroup Cooperative Preschool in Belmont Heights. She was a Volunteer Coordinator for the Lowell Elementary School PTA, where she also served as a classroom volunteer. Duggan was a Board Member, Treasurer, and Regatta Director for the Long Beach Rowing Association. She was Treasurer of the Wilson Girls Aquatics Foundation at Wilson High School and assisted the Friends of Belmont Shore with their communications and membership activities, including hosting the annual Long Beach Police Department’s National Night Out event activities for her neighborhood at her family’s home [2].

Key Issues

Housing

Duggan wants to support staffing one REACH team for each of the 9 Long Beach districts and open the Multi-Service Center for 7 days a week. She supports the CARES court, Quality-of-Life officers, and the enforcement of Long Beach’s anti-camping order [2]. Duggan believes that the biggest problem facing Long Beach is homelessness and crime. She wants distinctions to be made within the homeless population and to offer different needs to the different groups [3]. Duggan supports affordable housing but wants to look at state edicts surrounding overcrowding and the changing character of neighborhoods [4].

Law Enforcement

Duggan wants to work with the City Manager and Police Chief to plan budget spending, schedule increased patrol presence for police, increase beat officer presence, and promote community-oriented policing along with increasing Neighborhood Watch [2]; She wants to take deterrent actions to prevent crime before it can happen [3]. Duggan wants to prioritize law enforcement and criminal activity because she sees potential budget deficits over the next few years [4].

Economy

Duggan wants to review many regulations surrounding the business community, connect small businesses to the Business Improvement District, support small businesses through City Hall, and survey businesses for their input on current issues. She also wants to host a quarterly meeting for all business owners to participate in and encourage a “local shop” mentality [2].

Environment

Duggan supports the mitigation of environmental issues that can be implemented without costing the residents and business owners [4].

Community

Duggan wants to consult with urban planners to find additional parking and see if under-utilized day parking lots can be used as additional parking [4].

Endorsements

Hugh Adams; Casey Allen; Marli Amin; Leslie Anderson; Elna Anderson; Austen Armus; Mary Alice Attea; Rick Azevedo; Diance Babore; Bob Bagdasarian; Ryan Bailey; Michael Baker; Rebecca Ballough; Marina Baresh; Rita Battocchio; Cynthia Bishop; Scott Bishop; Peggy Blanton; Howie Bloxam; Maria Bloxa; Don Bogart; Vincent Bova; James Bradney; Ashley Bradney; Bob Braly; Melody Bridge; Janet Brubaker; Michael D. Burke; C5 Equipment Rentals LLC; Carie Cassar; Cammie Cassiano; Paul Cechner; Kelly Cernok; Suchitar Chitmuang; Scott Choppin; Hanne Chupik; Stephen Coates; Scot Collins; Ralph Combs; David Combs; Patrick Conklin; Jennifer Contreras; Tara Cooper; Thomas Cordova; Dennis Cotter; Cameron Crockett; Vicki Cummings; Alicia Deleray; James Dhein; Mary Didier; Michelle Dobson; Steve Donovan; Jessica Dotts; Michael Duggan, Jr.; Mike Duggan; Margaret Duggan; Anthony duPont; John Eddy; Janis Fontein; Kristen Forman; Eric Forsberg; Helen Frykman; Claudine Gargaro; John Garvey; Anthony Gentile; Jack Geortner; Wendy Gillett; Gary Ginsberg; Kenneth Glenn; Bonnie Gorsic; Trinath Goteti; Brandin Grams; Thomas Gregory;  Julie Gregory; Jill Griffith; Daina Grover; Melisa Gruneisen; Theresa Hambleton; Larry Hambleton; Robert Hamilton; Keith Hansen; Richard Harper; Charlotte Hart; Nancy Hayes; Mark Henderson; Greg Herold; Linda Hitchcock; Jim Hogan; Meg Hogan; Ryan Hoover; Cynthia Howard; Greg Irving; Jill Isbell; Katie Jackson; Michele Jackson; Matthew Jackson; Michael Janssen; Wade Johnson; Lucy Johnson; Adam Johnson; Katy Fahey-Jones; Donna Jones; Mary Helen Jordan; Kim Kaiser; Timothy Kane; Linda King; Matt Kirk; Susan Kirk; Jody Kirkwood; Sherri Kline; Mike Kuhl; Mary Katherine Kuner; Robert Kurkjian; ​Ruth Anne Kurkjian; Jean Lake; Scott Landis; Nathan Lavid; Jennifer Levy; Cathy Lewis; Deanny Lungu-Underwood; Bob Luskin; Minoo Maasoumi; Brian Maginiis; Andrea Matiauda; Ken Mattfeld; Debbie McCormick; Jan McEveety; Mark McGill; Julie McGill; Xanath McKeever; Brian McKeever; Ryan McManus; Tonia McManus;  John McMullen; Renae Mehan; Scott Merrill; Amy Metzger; Kendra Miller; Sasa Milosevic; Naomi Mintzer; Olga Mizrahi; Heather Mollohan; Dena Moskowitz; Thomas Mountain; Mark Nasca; Loretta Nasca; Julie Noggle; Timothy Noggle; John Nunn; Denae Oatey; Martin O’Donnell; Lee Ostendorf; Kate Oshaughnessy-Nulty; George Padgett; Anita Padgett; Valter Paiva; Pamela Paterson; Joanne Perry; Mary Perrot; Matt Peterson; Elke Petras; Jennifer Pickard; David Pruett; Laurie Rael; Lolita Rasmussen; Rodric Rhodes; Remote Robbins. Robinson Bros. Construction; Ivan Rokos; Chris Rowe; Candy Ruggeri; Shaila Saint; Mary Sanders; Dean Saunders; Antonella Schaub; Kurt Schneiter; Trish Schooley; Vern Schooley; Michael Sherman; Anne Smith; Keith Somers; Renee St. Clair; Katherine Stopp; Julie Stover; Dan Struve; Michele Sullivan; Sherri Sussman; Wilda Taucher; Jacqueline Taucher; Curt Taucher; Debbie Tebrichl; Michael Tebrich; Andrea Testa; The Termo Company; Pat Trachy; Stephanie Trachy; Gary Trachy; Nick Tramontano; Regan Tramontano; Robert Underwood; John Van Blom; Rita Vanlierop; Jan Vanlierop; Helen Vidor; Tina Vince; Andrea Vomund; Gerald Walsh; Patricia Watts; Veronica Wegener; Eric Weir; Sherry Weismann; Lisa West; Thomas Whinfrey; Susan White; Ron White; Judy Willis; Ralph Woods; Sandra Woods; Marley Wright; Daniel Zehler; Rebecca Zucchero; Valter Paiva Tennis Academy; ​Urban Pacific Group

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Official Website 
3 Press Telegram
4 Belmont Heights
5 Long Beach post