Schipske Declares Candidacy for LB Mayor

  • 03/21/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

Long Beach — Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske announced her campaign for Long Beach mayor March 21.

Schipske, who has served on the Long Beach City Council for the past seven years, said her campaign will focus on creating jobs, improving neighborhood safety and bringing needed reforms to City Hall to increase transparency and accountability.

Schipske was born in Long Beach and has served the community as both a City Councilmember and a Long Beach City College Trustee. She has worked locally as a registered nurse practitioner, attorney and California State University at Long Beach instructor.

Schipske has been an active member of a number of community organizations, including the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Political Committee, the National Organization for Women, the American Association of University Women, the Young Women’s Christian Association, the City of Long Beach Board of Health and Human Services, and the Queensway Bay Advisory Committee.

She helped establish the Police Department’s Women’s Advisory Committee, the Sexual Assault Response Team, Long Beach Cares and the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation. She was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General’s National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women and currently serves as the Vice President of the Medical Board of California.

She resides in the Plaza neighborhood of Long Beach with her partner of more than 33 years, Flo Pickett. She and Flo have three grown children and a granddaughter.
The Primary Election for mayor will be held on April 8, 2014.

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