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Carol Gamble


As a City Founder and long-time resident, Carol Gamble brings an impressive collection of experience and an unparalleled wealth of knowledge regarding the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. From 1995 to 2000, Carol volunteered to serve as the Vice President of the Rancho Santa Margarita Cityhood Committee. Carol worked countless hours with the Cityhood Committee to make self governance for Rancho Santa Margarita a reality. On January 1, 2000 Rancho Santa Margarita became its own City!

Carol was elected to serve on the first City Council and began working together with her colleagues to form the City that we all enjoy today. If you know Carol, you know that she is a leader who is interested in results, not agendas! A tireless worker, Carol is has an impressive resume of experience, a proven track record of accomplishments and is well known as an effective leader throughout Orange County. Carol’s qualifications and accomplishments include:

  • Officer: incorporation of Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Direct Incorporation negotiation for Revenue Neutrality Payments
  • Direct Incorporation negotiation for all Revenues & Supplemental Property Tax 
  • Elected to inaugural City Council in 2000
  • Served as City Council Member (2000-2004 and 2011 to present)
  • Served as Mayor Pro Tem: 2013 and 2000
  • Served as Mayor in 2001 and 2014
  • State of California Legislature,  Woman of the Year (2000)
  • Board Member, Orange County Fire Authority (2000-2004 and 2012 to present)
  • Business Owner of Engineering firm started in Rancho Santa Margarita in 1995
  • 27 year resident

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