Gail Lightfoot is a widowed retired professional nurse living in Arroyo Grande, California, San Luis Obispo county. She has three children, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
Lightfoot was granted a diploma in Nursing at the end of a three year program at Los Angeles County General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. (The hospital has since affiliated with USC and been renamed LA County/USC Medial Center. The nursing school has become a 2 year Associate Degree program.) Her experience in nursing ranges from the small office, large clinics to Hospital Surgical units, ICU, CCU, ER and Home Care including high tech home IV Therapy, chart review for research projects and Utilization Review.
Lightfoot became a Charter member of the Libertarian Party in Jan. 1972, She has been active within the Libertarian Party of California since 1980. Lightfoot has served the LPC as a candidate for Representative in Congress four times (1986, 1988, 1990 and 1996), Secretary of State in 1998 and for U.S. Senate in 2000. Lightfoot has also served the LPC as State Secretary (1989), State Chair (1990, 1995-96) and Southern Vice Chair (1993-94). In 1990 and 1996 Lightfoot signed several ballot arguments and the Party's ballot description, as state Chair of the Libertarian Party of California and as a candidate for statewide office in 1998 and 2000.