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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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Jim Gibson

Cyber Security Professional
466,794 votes (7.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Teachers and administrators must be held accountable for the results that they produce. If you want to see an increase in the quality of education in the public school system in California then you must hold people accountable for results
  • Public education must focus on the basics. teaching math, science, true history, and other basic subjects but not political nonsense or cultural opinions. In other words no Critical Race Theory. No sex education for K through 3rd grade.
  • Commitment to parents and taxpayers. Public schools exist to support the parents. Parents have rights. Including the right to know what their kids are being taught. Taxpayers have the right to know that their money is being spent wisely for kids



Profession:Trustee, Vista School Board 1998-2018
CEO, Nova Voice and Data Systems, Inc. (1990–current)
Trustee, Vista Unified School District — Elected position (1998–2018)


Webster University Masters Degree, Business Administration (current)

Community Activities

Member, International Information System Security Certification Consortium (2018–current)


Jim Gibson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was schooled in the Philadelphia Public School System.  At age 16 Jim was unable to read simple sentences. and decided that if he was ever going to learn to read, he would have to do it on his own.  Jim spent that summer learning how to read. From there on out Jim's grades improved.   Two years later Jim applied to college and was accepted into a 4 year degree college. After graduating from college Jim joined the United States Marine Corps and became a captain. While in the Marine Corps Jim earned his Masters in Business Administration After leaving the Marine Corps he started a technology company that went National.   


At this time that Jim noticed that the quality of the education of his children was lacking from the public school system. Jim decidedhe should run for school board and see if he could correct some of the problems  at the school system.

When Jim decided to run for the local school board it became an interesting race because the Union was against Jim from the very beginning.  He was independent and did not accept any money from any special interest groups, especially the teachers union. With help from his family Jim won the election and came in number one. The radical teachers union has fought Jim for many many years. They have protested his house, they trashed his car, and even harassed his wife and his children.  Jim served over 20 years on the Vista Unified School District and won all the major votes because parents  and others in the community showed up and supported him.

Jim is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction because in the last 40 years that position has been controlled by the Teachers Union and outcomes have been dismal. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $5,017

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Nova Voice and Data Systems
Employees of Antone Financial

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.61%)
Small contributions (3.39%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy





For 20 years on the Vista School Board I have fought for parental rights and accountability to taxpayers.

Videos (5)

— April 27, 2022 Jim Gibson
— April 27, 2022 Jim Gibson
— April 27, 2022 Jim Gibson

In this video video, CA Supt. of Public Instruction candidate Jim Gibson weighs in on the recently passed state legislation in Florida titled “Parental Rights in Education”. Opponents of this bill from within and outside of the Sunshine State raised their cries against it, misnaming the legislation Gov. Ron DeSantis signed as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. But does the bill’s content even “say” (use) the word gay anywhere? Gibson provides the answer, while holding an actual copy of the full legislation in his hands. The bill does include plenty of clarification that it is the right of the parents of students to know that their K-3rd graders are not being indoctrinated with inappropriate sexual instructions at that tender age. The legislation also requires that parents are notified by school district personnel before any decisions are made or actions taken regarding students’ mental, emotional, or physical well-being. Jim Gibson goes into more detail on what the “Parental Rights in Education” bill addresses, as well as what he considers to be the priority subject matter for public school students to be taught. And not just K-3, but in grades K-12.

— April 27, 2022 Jim Gibson
— April 27, 2022 Jim Gibson

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