A Bit More about Honor


Since I am not a politician and haven’t been in the public eye, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about me.

My name is Honor Robson, although I’ve been called “Mimi” since before I was born as Honor is also my mother and grandmother’s name. I grew up in Southern California; moving to Santa Monica when I was 7 years old. My parents divorced when I was nine and my mother, a licensed vocational nurse, worked two jobs to insure that my little brother and I could continue receiving the excellent education of the Santa Monica school system; Santa Monica Unified was one of the best school districts in the country at that time. Seeing my mom work so hard for her kids taught me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

A few years later, my mom met and married a wonderful man that was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up in Hell’s Kitchen New York. Realizing the limited opportunities in his community, where many of his class mates were already either in jail or worse, he joined the US Air Force and served in Korea. After he finished his tour he moved to Southern California where he become a licensed building contractor and started his own business.

With my parents being such wonderful role models I was blessed with the knowledge of knowing I could become anything I wanted to be. I became interested in structural engineering in the 1980’s when my step-father, a general contractor, was retrofitting brick buildings that were built before the 1933 Long Beach earthquake to make them safe for future earthquakes. Although I had been interested in the arts, I always excelled in math and science so with the encouragement of my family I realized that structural engineering was a way to combine design and the betterment of my community. I met my husband of 23 years while attending Cal State Long Beach and in 1990 I moved to Long Beach, which has been my home since.

I am now a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer and have been working at a small Structural Engineering Consulting firm since 1994, starting right after the Northridge Earthquake. The majority of my projects have been repairing and reinforcing commercial buildings that have been damaged by earthquakes, fire, wind and severe weather. As a project engineer I am involved in all aspects of the project, which include designing the structures to resist the damaging effects of an earthquake as well as getting all the required building permits for construction. My experience with the various state and local agencies in obtaining these permits has given me first-hand knowledge on how difficult it is to do business in California.

As an example of the difficulties businesses face, a few years ago I was retained by a family that ran a small restaurant which had been damaged by a fire. Although they had sufficient insurance to re-build after the fire they didn’t have the additional code upgrade insurance to complete all the requirements of both the City of Long Beach and the State of California, which included additional accessibly and California Green Code requirements. Although these requirements may be well intentioned, they wouldn’t have been required if there hadn’t been the fire; without additional up-grade insurance these requirements had to be paid out of pocket and the family almost lost everything they had worked for.

In addition to working as an engineer, I have been involved with many charitable organizations over the years. I have helped raise money by getting involved in events which bring awareness and funding. I was one of the top fundraisers for the Orange County Walk to end Alzheimer’s in 2011 as well as events which include AIDS Walk LA and the Walk to End Childhood Diabetes with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

I am passionate when it comes to animals and have been involved in every level of rescue, both personally and with financial support, for many years. I have personally rescued several dogs and cats from the 101 Freeway near my office when people left these animals abandoned on the side of the road. In 2009 I watched someone leave three small dogs on the onramp of the freeway. I spent hours chasing these little ones until I finally rescued all three, which included a blind little boy that has been with me since and I appropriately named him “Freeway”. Recently I also rescued a chicken that had escaped from a homeless encampment; my husband and I quickly built a coop to give this little girl a wonderful life. In the past year I have also gotten more involved in homeless outreach to help both the people in need and their pets, which include getting spay and neuter services for their dogs.

I’ve always been involved in my community and know if I’m elected to the State Assembly I have the opportunity to bring a fresh viewpoint to the legislature. I am not part of the political machine and therefore I don’t have to answer to anyone other than the residents that elect me. As a Libertarian I am in a unique position to work with members on both sides of the traditional “aisle". I will take advantage of this by bringing the voice and needs of my community and leveraging it into policies that will better the economic and educational climate of not only my district but and all of California. I will bring practical and logical Free Market solutions which will give all Californians the opportunity to thrive without government intervening in all aspects of their lives. I invite you to join me. Together we can make California all that is can and should be!

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  • Dan Pressburg
    commented 2018-02-11 16:12:35 -0800
    You are cordually invited to a one of a king unique Long Beach event!!!

    A Candidate Brunch is to Meet, Greet and Eat with Federal, State, County and local Candidates, community advocates and other officials. *Open To The Public

    Time: 9:30a to 1:30p
    Date: 17 February 2018
    Place: Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery
    167 E. South St., Long Beach 90805
    Phone / RSVP or Info… 562-428-7710

    Uptown Long Beach 90805…. In its ongoing presentation of candidates and their vision for the neighborhoods and the Federal, State, County and City of Long Beach. The North Long Beach Community Action Group, Deforest Neighborhood Association, Houghton Park Assn, Grant Neighborhood Assn, The Long Beach Dairy and Creamery is presenting its Primary and General Election Candidate’s Brunch and Community Awareness “Meet, Greet and Eat”. Neighborhood associations, and the community at large are invited and encouraged to come.
    The candidates are invited and are attending as designated;

    44th Congressional District Hon. Nanette Barrigan,

    Governor Hon John Chiang, Hon Travis Allen, Hon. Antonio Viarigosa
    and Mr. John Cox
    63rd Assembly District Hon. Antony Rendon
    64th Assembly District Hon. Mike Gipson, Ms. Kathy Jurado, Mr. David Cunningham
    70th Assembly District Hon. Patrick O’ Donald
    1st CDistrict Candidates Hon. Lena Gonzalez
    3rd CDistrict Candidates Hon. Susan Price, Ms. Gordana Cajer, Ms. Carmen Huxley
    5th CDistrict Cadidates Hon. Stacy Mungo, Mr. Rich Dines, Ms. Corliss Lee,
    Mr. Stanley R.Dressler,
    7th District Candidates Hon. Roberto Uranga, Ms. Emily Quest, Mr. Oscar Delacruz,
    Mr. Jared Milrad, Mr. Kevin C. Shin, Mr. Martin M. Saldana
    9th CDistrict Hon. Rex Richardson,
    LBUSD Hon. Megan Kerr
    LBCCD Hon. Jeff Kellogg, Mr. Uduak -Joe-Ntuk

    You are welcome to join us….

    You have no contact Information so, Hope this gets to you before next week.