Carson City Council Member Mike Gipson was born and raised in South Los Angeles. Gipson started his dream career by becoming the first and last African-American hired in the Maywood Police Department.
That was not his only first. Gipson was the youngest individual to be Chair of the Community Service Block Grant.
Also, Gibson currently serves as District Director to Chairman Jerome E. Horton, the first African-American elected to the California State Board of Equalization, serving 8.5 million residents.
He has dedicated himself to improving the quality of life for South Los Angeles residents. In the council his concerns were housing, labor negotiations and the teen center.
He steered two successful programs targeting at-risk youth: the S.O.S. (Saving our Sons) and the R.O.S.E. (Reaching Out to our Sisters Everywhere).
Gipson currently serves as the Chairman for Positive Imagery Foundation, Inc. The agency is based in Los Angeles and deals with healthcare treatment and promoting wellness in the community.
His passion for community service is intrinsic to protecting everyone's right to participate in democracy. For this reason, the Independent Voter PAC endorses Mike Gipson in the race for California’s 64th Assembly District.