FLORES-GIBSON’S ASSEMBLY RUN DOES A LAP ON GREATER LB RADIOBy Greater Long Beach
The long-and-winding—and occasionally strange—campaign trail of California Assembly candidate Martha Flores Gibson this morning will take loop or two through Greater Long Beach Radio, where her conversation with host Dave Wielenga is likely to add to each of those categories.
The program can be heard live at 11 a.m. on KBEACH.org, and will be available anytime through links that will be provided later today by GreaterLongBeach.com.
Flores Gibson recently returned from the Republican National Convention, where she served as a delegate … and the punchline of a “Daily Show” bit—a victory in a competition among the show’s correspondents to find a person of color among the Republican delegates.
Flores Gibson’s bid for the Assembly faces some pretty high odds in the 70th district, which even with its newly drawn boundaries is mostly populated by Democrats.
Then there is her opponent, Bonnie Lowenthal, who has never lost an election during a political career that has climbed through multiple terms on the Long Beach Board of Education and the Long Beach City Council. Of course, nobody named Lowenthal has ever lost an election in Long Beach.
Flores Gibson is a former Los Angeles County social worker, who later became a counselor with the Long Beach Unified School District. She describes herself as a “fiscal conservative” whose three-point plan for governance is based on 1.) business retention and job creation through less government regulation; 2.) efficient state budgeting, beginning with a thorough financial audit; 3) an emphasis on providing more local control of schools and making higher education more affordable.