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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Paso Robles Joint Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Term

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Field Gibson

Incumbent
5,472 votes (9.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • First, we need to work back towards a higher reserve so I have proposed that we review and reduce our current expenditures and also look at possible new revenue streams.
  • School safety is a priority we need to continue to work on. We have made good progress by installing perimeter fencing on most campuses, & have trained all our staff through ALICE training for proactively handling threats.
  • We need is to continue good progress toward modernizing the elementary and middle schools through the Measure M Bond monies.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Business Insurance Broker & Risk Manager
Business Insurance Broker *& Risk Manager, DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers (1996–current)
School Board Trustee, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District — Elected position (2010–current)

Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo B.A. in Business Administration from Cal Poly. Three professional designations: CRM, CIC, and CLU, Concetyration in Finance & Property Mangagement as well as Accounting and Economics (1977)

Community Activities

Boad Member & Treasurer, Paso Robles Youth Sports Council (2005–current)
Board Member, Kayla Peach Memorial Foundation (2015–current)
Board Member, The 4A Foundation For The Paso Robles Schools (2017–current)
Board Member, Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) (2016–current)

Biography

 

Giving our children the best educational opportunity we can should be our primary objective.  Having a belief that all students can achieve success, I have supported a vision that every student will be prepared for success in college and career readiness.  We need to set high academic expectations and continue to develop comprehensive and effective programs designed to improve student performance.  Knowing that not every child will pursue a college degree, we also need to continue to expand our already strong Career Technical Education pathways and Skills USA program, as well as strengthening the Advanced Placement and Honors programs.


I have a B.A. in Business Administration from Cal Poly.  I also hold three professional designations: Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Insurance Counselor CIC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU).  I works as a Business Insurance Broker and Risk Manager with the firm of DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblyman Jordan Cunnigham
  • Joel Peterson - Paso Robles School Board
  • Matt McClish - Paso Robles School Board

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 

Field Gibson has been on the Paso Robles School Board for the past 8 years, and the Board President for 3 of those years.  He is also a past Board Member of the Santa Lucia Regional Occupational Program, and served as the Clerk and also as Board President of that organization.  He has experience working with other school boards and school board members in San Luis Obispo County. He has  represented both CSBA and the Tri-County Coalition both locally and in Sacramento, meeting with our state elected officials to discuss legislation and education issues.

 

 

 

 

Field has been a Scout Leader, was on the founding committee to bring the Boys & Girls Club to Paso Robles, has coached at all grade levels and at both of Paso Robles’ Middle Schools, and is in his 22nd year of coaching at the high school. He is active in fundraising and community projects, served on the board of the Bearcat Athletic Boosters, was a founding member, Past President, and current Treasurer of the Paso Robles Youth Sports Council, and is a member of our FFA Boosters.  He has served on numerous community boards and sits on the board of 4 non-profit organizations.  He is a member of the Paso Robles and Atascadero Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Position Papers

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Summary

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The education of our children should be our primary objective.  Having a belief that all students can achieve success, I have supported a vision that every student will be prepared for success in college and career readiness. 

 

 

 

We need to set high academic expectations and continue to develop comprehensive and effective programs designed to improve student performance.  Knowing that not every child will pursue a college degree, we also need to continue to expand our already strong Career Technical Education pathways and Skills USA program, as well as strengthening the Advanced Placement and Honors programs.

 

Innovative programs such as our elementary athletics, our two magnet schools, and infusing the arts and music back into our schools need to be continued.  My goals include improving community outreach, with more transparency and accountability.  School safety is another important issue that we should continue to work on.

 

I have a Business degree in Finance & Property Management from Cal Poly.  My career has involved finance, managing risk for businesses, budgeting, contracts, and financial planning.  My formal education and business experience has been an asset to the school district.  

 

I am running for re-election to continue these initiatives we have started.  I would appreciate your vote.

 

 

 

 

 

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