"Richard has been an outstanding leader during the current pandemic crisis. His demonstrated capability working with the Governor and LA County officials has been invaluable to the Council and the City's residents. As we work through this crisis and rebuild on the other side, we need Richard to continue his leadership as a member of our City Council".

Nancy Hersman
Former Mayor and current Council member

"Richard Montgomery has a grasp on the important issues facing our City. Barbara and I support his re-election to the council."

Walt Dougher
Former Mayor - City of Manhattan Beach

“Richard is a committed, passionate and empathetic leader. His ability to work effectively with his colleagues on council, and those of us in neighboring cities, is a testament to his collaborative leadership style. A true public servant, he represents and serves the residents of Manhattan Beach with optimism and integrity in all that he does.”

Stacey Armato
Council member / Former Mayor
City of Hermosa Beach

"Richard Montgomery is an extraordinarily well qualified and experienced leader and ambassador for our city."

Joyce Fahey
Former Mayor - City of Manhattan Beach

"Richard did a great job on the council and I think his leadership skills would be great to have back again."

Russ Lesser
Former MB Mayor


  • Manhattan Beach Former Mayors: Portia Cohen, Walt Dougher, Joyce Fahey, Nancy Hersman, Amy Howorth, Bob Holmes, Russ Lesser, Steve Napolitano, Nick Tell, Tim Lilligren, David Lesser, Jim Aldinger, Linda Wilson
  • Council Members: Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Hadley, Hildy Stern, Nancy Hersman, Steve Napolitano
  • Manhattan Beach School Board: Jennifer Cochran, Jen Fenton, Karen Komatinsky, Sally Peel, Ellen Rosenberg (Former), Bill Fournell
  • LA County Supervisor: Janice Hahn
  • Former LA County Supervisor: Don Knabe
  • CA Senator Ben Allen
  • Former CA Assembly Member: David Hadley
  • Union/Other Endorsements: Manhattan Beach Firefighters Union, AFL-CIO representing 800,000 members across LA County, CA League of Conservation Voters, Los Angeles County Business Federation (Biz Fed), South Bay Board of Realtors, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 11 – Los Angeles)
  • Manhattan Beach Planning Commissioners: Gerry Morton (chair), Richard Thompson, Ben Burkhalter, Grant Kirkpatrick (former)
  • Parks & Recreation Commissioners: Suzanne Karger, Bruce Greenberg, Steve Nicholson, Laurie McCarthy, JJ Turkmany, Steve Rothans (former)
  • Library Commissioners: Tracey Windes, Bob Siemak, Roberta Schreiner, Janet Jones
  • Cultural Arts Commissioners: Joe Marcy, Shannon Ryan, Fred Manna
  • Parking & Public Improvement Commissioners: Kathleen Paralusz, George Apostol, Scott Longhurst (former), Steve Delk (former)
  • Board of Building Appeals: Richard Ackerman, Tom Freitag, Louie Tomaro (former)
  • Leadership Manhattan Beach: Kim Edwards (past president)
  • Hometown Fair Board: Joe Marcy, President; Anne Kelly (past president), Bea Zimbalist (past president), Robert & Anita Manriquez, Diane Charvat, Mary Morakagi, Kim Edwards, Tom Jeffry
  • Beach Cities Health District: Vanessa Poster, Vish Chatterji
  • Community Leaders: Dr. Christine A. Norvell Former Principal of Pacific School, Dr. Ben & Michelle Dale, Bill Bloomfield, Larry & Loren Kosmont, Dr.Glenn & Sylvia Huber, Tom McCarthy, Roger Van Remmen, David & RL Peters, Ed & Amy McKeegan, Dennis Dillon, Charlotte Lesser, Sean Parks, Brad Jacobson, Elaine Paralusz, Diane Paralusz, Justin & Christine Ip, Jim & Jean Van Zanten, Darryl & Beata Rosen, Barbara Jo Holmes, Diane & Bob Saunders, Whitney Beller, Ellen Chao, Chris Ryan, Valerie Tell, Francey Marzicola, Larry Zimbalist, Jess & Susan Musick, Gregg Edwards, Heather De Roos, Nicole Shepley, Dr. Steve Olivera, Lucia Ames, Susan Walker, Stuart & Sharon Sackley, Ben & Ellen Padnos, Maureen & David Denitz, David & Theresa Gendron, Linda McLoughlin Figel, Ashley Adams, Liz Aloori, Betty Freitag, Chandra Shaw, Bob Beverly, Shannon Murphy & Marc Castellani, Harris Bass, Madeline Kaplan, Laurie Dillman, Dan Rogoff, Rob & Hilary Mahan, Shaya Kirkpatrick, Sam & Kay Seth, John & Sue Renaudo, Chris & Amy Steinbacher, Dave & Lynn Davis, Wysh Weinstein, Kim Komick, Dick & Helaine Whilden, Bob & Connie Werle, Christine Suh Daviduk, Pennie Stepczyk, Kim Komick. Matt Morris, Dave & Jennifer Caskey, Susan Sweeney, Barbara Franqui, Mike & Renee Mulcahey, Irene & Stan Cotter, Johnny & Robin Curren, Dana & Taylor Old, Mukesh Bharta, Kate Bergin, Peter Kelly (Former Chair of California Democratic Party), Patricia Doumeng, Ray Joseph, Katie Driscoll, Dayle & Reed Eisenhauer, Trish & Terrell Pietrzak, Bill Hory, Cyndi & Geof Strand, John & Lisa Acker, Jim Burton, Sarah Sheahan, Randall & Nadine Roisman, Sandy & Kevin Quigley, Russ & Sondra Samuels, Dave & Terri Mileski, John Sloway, Paul & Isabel Mullin, Ralph Modugno, Nate Hubbard, Carol Shafer, Phil Cook, Abby Waddell, Heidi & Steve Snively, Barbara Enlich, Sarah Shehan, Dave & Terri Mileski, John & Lisa Acker, Harris Bass, Katie Driscoll, John Sloway, Loli Ramezani, Tiffany Levy, Russ & Sondra Samuels, Kyle Ransford, Kathie Nichols, Scott Floyd, Chris Khalegian, John Altamura, John Oshiro, Tracy & Duffy Hahn, Michael & Andrea Zislis, Jeff Dasse, Stuart & Melita Riddle, Roger Van Remmen, Jack Tarr, Lynne Hook, Rose Duenas, Scott Floyd, John S. Ford MD & April Marano Ford, Jim & Joanne Hunter, John Altamura, Vincent Altamura, Hap Frank, Tim Flake, Bedi Singh, Jim McFarland, George Rapucci, Dr Martha Koo, Kimberly Robinson, Kris & Greg Klien, Dr Mini Mehra, Molly Hobin Williams, Janet & Bill Hodgman, Mike & Robin Sullivan, Sean & Paige Sullivan, Keith & Kelly Ann Sultemeier, Meghan & Christopher Simpson, Austin Garrison

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Experience matters! Relationships matter!

"I will continue to be as careful with the city finances as I am with my own family finances!"