LONG BEACH — Billing herself as "the grass-roots representative," community activist Luanne Pryor kicked off her campaign for mayor last week.
Pryor said she has raised close to $10,000, including money from a fund-raiser Wednesday with about 125 people.
Long Beach will elect its first full-time mayor next spring, under a change in the city's charter that was approved by voters last year. Among those already in the race are Mayor Ernie Kell and Councilwoman Jan Hall.
Pryor said she is not accepting donations from real estate developers. She said she expects her support to come from "a grass-roots level," including those people concerned about overdevelopment in the neighborhoods and traffic and parking congestion.
As part of her platform, Pryor said she supports campaign finance reform to set limits on how much a candidate can receive from contributors.