Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal
Dr. Suja Lowenthal was elected in 2006 to represent the Second Council District, which includes parts of the Port of Long Beach, Downtown and its waterfront, beautiful namesake beach, many historic residential districts and vibrant small business corridors.
Originally from Kottayam, India, Dr. Lowenthal's experience in urban planning, water and transportation has led to policies improving parking, beach water quality and quality of life issues. She provided the political will to advance the city's award-winning bicycle and pedestrian-friendly agendas, as well as its environmental policies involving plastic bags, recycling, water conservation and alternative forms of energy. READ FULL BIO