Proudly Endorsed by:


Suzie Price - Long Beach City Council Member, District 3

“I have had the opportunity to work with Dick Gaylord for the past 6 years as he has served as a neighborhood leader in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of my district.  Dick is committed to bettering the community and carries out his duties with passion and commitment.  He cares about this community as demonstrated through his volunteer service to this community over decades. Dick is not a politician, he is a home grown community advocate. He brings an authenticity to his service that is rare in today’s politically charged environment. He is in this race because he cares about his city and the institutions of the city, like LBCC, that serve as a source of pride for All of us.”

Daryl Supernaw - Long Beach Council Member, District 4

Dick Gaylord has been a dedicated public servant for Long Beach and the Long Beach City College for years. In his capacity as a City College Commissioner, he has always prioritized our students and their education,” Diana Ogimachi, President of the Long Beach City College Faculty Association, said in a Thursday statement. “We know that Dick will continue to put students first and help the faculty get the resources we need to provide a quality education. That is why the Long Beach City College Faculty Association is supporting Dick Gaylord for Trustee.”

Jon Meyer - Vice-President, Long Beach Unified School District, Board of Education

“I have known Dick for many years and can think of no one better suited for the role of
Trustee.” said Meyer. “The trustees must have the interests of the students placed before all
else and I trust Dick Gaylord to always have those interests guide his decisions. Education in
general is facing many serious challenges with our current crisis, and I know Dick Gaylord will be
steady hand our City College needs to guide it through these challenges.”

BEVERLY O'NEILL - Former Mayor of Long Beach (1994 - 2006)


“Dick’s years of work and volunteerism in the city of Long Beach has provided him a depth of knowledge in both business and education that will assure a positive contribution to the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees.”

DON KNABE - Former LA County Supervisor (1996 - 2016)


“Please join me in supporting my good friend Dick Gaylord for the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees. His experience, passion and knowledge of the college and its students will represent the community in a way we can all be proud.”

JOHN FYLPAA, ED.D - Retired Dean, LBCC


Dick Gaylord has been a champion of students, faculty, staff, and administration at LBCC for many years.  His history and vast knowledge of the operational aspects of LBCC is a perfect fit and the citizens of Area 4 will be well represented when he is elected.

BRIAN RUSSELL - Former LBCC Associated Student Body President / Student Trustee


I've known Dick Gaylord for over 30 years. I endorse Dick Gaylord's candidacy for Trustee on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees. He's a capable, proven leader, and cares deeply about the college district; its students, staff and faculty and their success. He knows LBCC very well. He's served LBCC as a Personnel Commissioner for over 20 years and currently Chairperson. Dick is a proven leader on the local, state and national levels. We are both REALTORS. I've seen Dick's leadership first hand. Years ago, we were both State Directors for the California Association of REALTORS (CAR). Dick was working his way to being CAR President in 2000. Then on to become President of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) in 2007. Which was a very challenging times in the real estate industry. The Long Beach Community College District will benefit from Dick Gaylord's experience, 20+ year dedication to the institution and his commitment to our community."

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