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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 70

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Martha Flores Gibson

Republican
Community Leader/Educator
Write-In
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain fiscal accountability and balanced budgets
  • Ensure safe neighborhood, education excellence, and quality community services
  • Foster strong economic opportunities and job growth

Experience

Experience

Profession:Community Leader/Educator
Teacher, LBUSD (2012–current)
Business owner, sole Proprietor (2011–current)

Education

Fielding University D.Ed. , Leadership, Education, and Change (1998)
CSULB MSW, , Social Work at CSULB, Multicultural discipline (1988)

Community Activities

Volunteer Saddleback Church, P.E.A.C.E. Plan global travel , Saddleback Church (2014–current)
Member , Worked with Rebuilding Long Beach (2010–current)
Member, The Kiwanis Club (2010–2015)
Member, Senior Citizens Elderly Abuse Council (2010–2015)
Volunteer , Meals on Wheels (2013–2014)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific. 
Answer from Martha Flores Gibson:

Work with communites and legislative initiatives to better the quality of life. 

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?
Answer from Martha Flores Gibson:

Keep an open book on funds, and keep legisaltors accountable. 

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 
Answer from Martha Flores Gibson:

Increase needed for better quality of life with working with small business and corporations. 

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending?
Answer from Martha Flores Gibson:

Job growth

Education

Budget 

Political Beliefs

A lifetime of serving the needs of her community has led me to the decision to run for public office.

Summary

 

“Creating community is what transforms us and is at the heart of how we creates opportunity for all of us. My success in life is due to the help and support of teachers, friends and family, and I feel a deep responsibility to be part of ensuring that the next generation has the same opportunities I’ve had. That’s what gives me the passion and commitment to represent our community in Office.”

 

NAME: DR. MARTHA FLORES-GIBSON 

TITLE: LBUSD

FROM: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (50) years 

 

Steve and Martha have a successful home base business She is also an educator for the Long Beach Unified School District where she worked for 23 years. 

 

PERSONAL BELIEF STATEMENT: As an Educational Leader, I believe that all people can learn from one another. In addition, I believe in the value of community development and transformation

 

SPECIALTY AREAS: Educational Leadership and Change; Program Development 

 

SPECIALTY EXPERIENCE: Martha has 23 years in teaching, counseling, program development, and 17 years in educational administration in the area of building strong personal and professional connection. 

 

CREDENTIALS: Master of Science, Social Work; CSULB, 1996, School Administrative Credential; CSULB, 2002, Doctorate in Education Leadership and Change; Fielding University, Santa Barbara CA, 2000

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