Megan Kerr

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Megan Kerr was born and raised in Bixby Knolls. She attended St. Anthony High School and Long Beach City College, and received her B.A. in Sociology from Cal Poly Pomona.  In 2014, Kerr won a seat on the LBUSD Board and served two terms. She has supported multiple local nonprofits (ex: Alexandria House, LBCC Child Development Program) and served on the boards of the District Community Advisory Committee, Superintendent Parent Forum, LB Council PTA, CA Conference for Equality, and Justice and the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic site. She has supported community-based literacy programs for North Long Beach students and advocated for LGBTQ+ youth. Her family has fostered and rehomed 100+ puppies.

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 [2]. 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 [3]. 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].

Public Safety

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 public safety 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

National Women’s Political Caucus California Democratic Party; Los Angeles County Democratic Party; LA/OC Building Trades Council; LA County Federation of Labor; Women’s PAC of Long Beach;Long Beach Firefighters Association; Long Beach Police Officers Association; BizFed PAC; Long Beach Chamber of Commerce PAC; Long Beach Democratic Club; Yes We Can Democratic Club; Long Beach Young Democrats; Democratic Women’s Study Club; San Pedro Democratic Club; Painters District Council 36; Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters; IBEW Local 11; IBEW Local 47; IATSE Local 33; Operating Engineers Local 12; LiUNA Local 1309; IAM Local 1930; SEIU 721; UA 250; ILWU Local 94; Alan Lowenthal, Congressman; Anthony Rendon, Assembly Speaker; Senator Minority Whip Lena Gonzalez; Mike Gipson, Assemblyman; Patrick O’Donnell, Assemblymember; Bonnie Lowenthal, Assemblymember; Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor; Don Knabe, LA County Supervisor; Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor; Bob Foster, Long Beach Mayor; Rex Richardson, Long Beach Vice-Mayor; Mary Zendejas, Long Beach Councilmember; Cindy Allen, Long Beach Councilmember; Stacy Mungo, Long Beach Councilmember; Suely Saro, Long Beach Councilmember; Al Austin, Long Beach Councilmember; LBUSD Board President Dr. Juan Benitez; Erik Miller, LBUSD Board Member; Doug Otto, LBUSD Board Member; Diana Craighead, Board Member; Herlinda Chico, LBCC Vice President; Ginny Baxter, LBCC Trustee; Vivian Malauulu, LBCC Trustee; Keir Jones, Signal Hill Mayor; Juan Garza, Bellflower Mayor; John Allen, Water Replenishment Board Member; Mary Hinds; David Zanatta; Jon Schultz; Lisette Flores; Bill Hicks; Dr. Sabrina Sanders; Brian Dokko; Beatriz Castro McGuiness, Community Leader; Chris McGuiness, Community Leader; Maricela de Rivera, Executive Director of Long Beach Breastfeeds; Dr. Miles Nevin, Long Beach Airport Commissioner; Mireya LaFarga, Long Beach Airport Commissioner; Chris Robson, Long Beach Board of Health and Human Services; Kim Vuong, Long Beach Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Disabilities; Tasha Hunter, Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commissioner; Vivian Shimoyama, Long Beach Economic Development Commissioner; Walter Larkin, Long Beach Economic Development Commissioner; Chris Covington, Long Beach Equity & Human Relations Commissioner; Cory Allen, Long Beach Equity & Human Relations Commissioner; Zoe Nicholson, Long Beach Equity & Human Relations Commissioner; Bobby Olvera, Long Beach Harbor Commissioner; Sharon Weissman, Long Beach Harbor Commissioner; Sharleen C. Higa, Long Beach Parks Commissioner; Erick Verduzco-Vega, Long Beach Planning Commissioner; Josh LaFarga, Long Beach Planning Commissioner; Jennifer Kumiyama, Long Beach Transit Director; Michael Clemson, Long Beach Transit Director; Jonathan Schnack, Long Beach Youth and Families Commissioner; Melissa Infusino, Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board; Gina Maguire, President, St. Anthony High School; Chris Steinhauser, Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District; Charles Smith; Marcus Tyson; Susana Gonzalez-Edmond; Eric Reihl

Sources

1 Megan Kerr
2 Ballotpedia
3 Democratic Club
4 Voters Edge
5 YouTube