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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 70

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Martha Flores Gibson

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety The citizens of San Pedro, Catalina, Signal Hill, and Long Beach have the right to fight crime and struggle for their safety on their own terms. And Martha Flores-Gibson wants to fight for their right. She wants to fight for the safety
  • Business security Martha Flores-Gibson is wholeheartedly committed to the cause of development of the economy. And she wants to ensure economic progress through using planning and forecasting as the two key strategies for ensuring the job growth.
  • Education She wants to fight for affordable tuition, accessible education, and an exceptional quality in public education programs. She aims to abolish state-based mandates to grant the power of decision-making to the local school districts.



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


Fleiding University Ed.D, Leadership, Education, and Change (2000)
CSULB MSW, , Social Work at CSULB, Multicultural discipline (1988)
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. 

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



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. 

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. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $5,687

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Flores-Gibson, Martha
GROW Elect
Employees of Fong, Fred

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.07%)
Small contributions (5.93%)

By Type:

From organizations (9.35%)
From individuals (90.65%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

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



“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.”


Have you thought about who to vote for on Nov 8, 2016 elections for California’s State Assembly?

Why not vote for Martha?

Let us explain why you should.

If you stand for affordable tuition, a healthy job market, and a thriving economy, there’s no better option than Martha Flores-Gibson. 

If you want public safety, business opportunity, local development, and progress on the environment, maybe you should look into her plan. But before we delve into the details of her policy proposal, let us address an important question for those who don’t know: who is Martha Flores-Gibson?

Martha is, at the same time, an established public servant with decades of experience in education and a rising superstar in California’s District 70 electoral map. She has done more than most when it comes to the welfare of the District 70 community through public service and non-profit and non-governmental initiatives. And she’s still prepared to offer the residents of San Pedro, Catalina, Signal Hill, and Long Beach a comprehensive plan for addressing some of the key issues facing the community. Martha favors small government, cutting taxes, and more power in the hands of the community members. 

Here’s an overview of the four cornerstones of her policy proposal:

1. Public Safety

If elected Martha plans to adopt a vigorous anti-crime approach to ensure the safety of her District 70 community. From San Pedro to Catalina and from Signal Hill to Long Beach, protecting the citizens is her ultimate priority. 

And she plans to bring the power of tackling crime and insecurity to the people of her community. This is the reason why she favors the formation of a Public Safety Association & Establishment. She plans to revive the Neighborhood Watch Program to offer ultimate protection.

She promises to fight for more police funding and firefighter funding. Only with a well-resourced first responder base can we improve the effectiveness of response and a safe community.  

2. Business growth

Martha’s foundation of her business policy would be built on two critical elements: planning and forecasting. Her approach to ensure business growth involves analyzing current trends to create forecast planning outlines. And this is why she aims to create 'Active Focus Groups' to develop a multi-corridor model for business growth.

Martha knows and understands the relationship between business growth and higher education. And she plans to use that relationship to the absolute advantage of the job-seeking youth and misplaced workers.

3. Local Development

A comprehensive plan for local development is one of Martha’s key priorities for when she’s elected. And she aims to base that plan on the feedback of the community. Her plan involves building communication lines to encourage the flows of information for integrated solutions.

She also plans to incorporate technology into the daily activity to promote the development of new local businesses.  

4. Environment

The environment is one of Martha’s key concerns. And she believes in a proactive approach to addressing environmental issues. 

Through her efforts, Martha aims to provide each member of the community a fair chance to participate in better environmental decision-making. 

5. Education

When it comes to education, Martha plans to be one of the strongest voices in the State Assembly arguing for affordable tuition. Her ultimate aim is to offer affordable college education for millions of young Californians. Not just that. She wants to create district partnerships with the libraries to promote the involvement of youth in study groups.


Student safety is a key concern of hers. She wants to create safety protocols to reduce violence on campus. And as a District 70 representative, she would do her best to grant the power of decision-making to the local school districts rather than being forced to follow state mandates.

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— September 29, 2016 Martha Flores-Gibson for California State Assembly

If you stand for affordable tuition, a healthy job market, and a thriving economy, there’s no better option than Marth

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