About Charles Parkin

 

I am Charles Parkin and I am running for City Attorney.  On June 3rd, the citizens of Long Beach will be asked to decide who will be their Long Beach City Attorney for the next four years. I know that I am the right person for the job, and am excited to announce my candidacy. Longtime City Attorney, Robert Shannon, retired last July. With the support of the City Council, I was appointed City Attorney for the unexpired balance of the term. My experience as City Attorney, as well as my long career as a Deputy and later as Principal Deputy and Assistant City Attorney, has provided me with the necessary skills to lead this very important office. 

My career with the City of Long Beach began in 1984 as a Petroleum Engineering Associate for the Department of Oil Properties. After several years with the City, I attended law school at night, transferring to the City Attorney’s office in 1995 after graduating from law school. Since 1995 I have worked in both the litigation and departmental counsel divisions of the office. After working for several years as Deputy City Attorney, I was promoted to Principal Deputy and subsequently promoted again to Assistant City Attorney.  While serving as Assistant City...

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Media

Councilman Dee Andrews Endorses City Attorney Charles Parkin

“The City Attorney’s office provides the city council with important legal advice and works closely with those in public safety to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods of Long Beach,” Andrews said. “Charlie’s nineteen years of service in the city attorney’s office gives him the necessary experience to properly serve Long Beach reside...
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Crucial City Attorney Position Is No Job For Politically Propelled Johnson

"In my opinion, Charles Parkin has the experience, expertise, and intimate knowledge of how the City of Long Beach operates. He deserves our support but more important we as residents of this city need him there, not a politically driven soon-to-be-former Councilman who is under the belief that he deserves to be handed this very important job."
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City Attorney

CHARLES PARKIN'S EXPERIENCE

Long Beach City Attorney’s Office                               
Long Beach, California                                                
1995-Present
 
Present

Serves as the sole and exclusive legal counsel to the City of Long Beach, the Long Beach City Council, all...

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