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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of MartinezCandidate for City Council

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Noralea Gipner

Small Business Owner
7,401 votes (28.69%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fixing our problems at the marina and paying back our loan to the state.
  • In fill housing downtown that fits the neighborhood.
  • Attract businesses to Martinez.



Profession:small business owner
Hair Stylist, Self Employed (1984–current)
Commissioner, Parking Commission — Appointed position (1987–1991)


Paris Beauty College Certificate in Cosmetology, Cosmetology (1980)
Diablo Valley College Associate of Arts (A.A.), Nutrition (1975)

Community Activities

Woman of the Year, Martinez Chamber of Commerce (2008–2009)
Woman of the Year, , Chamber of Commerce (2008–2008)
Coordinator for the tour book, Martinez Historical Society (2006–2008)
First Woman member, Martinez Exchange Club (1987–1990)
Board of Directors, Martinez Early Childhood Center (1986–1989)


I am a 3rd generation Martinez resident. Have my AA degree from Diablo Valley College, raised 4 sons here, and started 3 successful business here, Yankee Clipper, Main Street Sweets, and Noralea's Studio. I have been a Hairdresser in Martinez for 38 years, and have been self employeed for most of those years. I have been a volunteer in our community for 35 years with many organizations and schools. Volunteer coordinator for many organizations, fundraiser for many, oversight committes, parking commission, and much more. Not many years ago I was honored to be named Woman of the Year. I have been an advocate for my community most of my life.

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