Current Carson councilman Mike Gipson is running for State Assembly to represent the 64th State Assembly District. Gipson’s site calls him the “frontrunner” for the race against his opponents Compton Unified Board Trustee Micah Ali and City of Long Beach councilman Steve Neal. Gipson has worked for the late Merv Dymally and currently working with Board of Equalization chairman Jerome Horton. His tenure in the City of Carson, has yielded mixed reviews. His site states:
Approximately 26% of the district’s registered voters live in Carson and are familiar with Mike’s long record of public service.
They are also familiar with Mike challenging Carson residents to fights during council meetings.