Schipske Announces Candidacy for New Assembly Seat

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Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today announced that she has filed for the newly created 70th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.

“The people of the newly drawn 70th Assembly District deserve experienced leadership and someone who is strong enough to stand up and do the right thing in Sacramento,” says Schipske.

“ I was born in Long Beach, raised my family here, operate my business and teach school here and have proudly represented residents both as a Long Beach City College Trustee and as a Long Beach City Councilmember.”

Schipske states that as a member of the California State Assembly, she brings three needed skills to Sacramento: integrity, independence and transparency.

“My top priorities are: Getting California Working Again; Improving Our Schools; Protecting Our Quality of Life; and Making Government Open and Transparent. ”

Schipske says she favors streamlining and reforming government so that the private sector can thrive and create jobs in this state; 2) ending the imposition of unfunded state mandates on cities (such as the release of prisoners without funds for increased law enforcement) ; and 3) stopping the state’s raid on city and school funding.

“I strongly share Governor Jerry Brown’s philosophy that ‘not every human problem requires a law,’” says Schipske, adding “ I would propose that until the Assembly gets it right about creating real jobs, stabilizing education funding and making state government more open and transparent, the brakes should put on any additional ‘social legislation.’”

Gerrie Schipske resides in eastside Long Beach. She is serving her second term on the Long Beach City Council. Gerrie is both a licensed attorney and Registered Nurse Practitioner. She teaches law and human resources at California State University Long Beach and manages a nurse-legal consulting practice. She is the author of three Arcadia Publishing books on Long Beach: “Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach,” “Early Aviation in Long Beach,” and “Early Long Beach.”

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