An Experienced Administrator

Vicki Gordon: An Experienced AdministratorWhen it comes to protecting the bedrock of our democracy—our voting systems—we should expect nothing but the best. A longstanding administrator of public schools in Contra Costa County, Vicki Gordon is an experienced and capable public servant we can trust to lead the Clerk-Recorder’s office with integrity and fairness.

Vicki served as a Trustee of the Martinez Unified School District for 15 years and as a Member of the Contra Costa Community College Board for 8 years, where her late father-in-law, George Gordon, was considered the Father of the Community College district served as a Trustee for 28 years.

More recently, she was appointed by a federal judge to serve on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Independent Redistricting Commission, where her peers appointed her Chair. On the Redistricting Commission, she ensured that all members of the public were heard and that the many communities inside WCCUSD would have a voice in district elections. Vicki is also a Member of the State Community College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statewide Taskforce, working to overcome historical barriers to inequitable education. 

Local Roots

Vicki Gordon was born and raised in the East Bay to middle-class parents. Vicki’s mother was a teacher, union leader, and principal in the Martinez Unified School District. After the divorce of her parents, Vicki was raised, along with her two sisters, by her single mother.  

Vicki attended local Mt. Diablo Schools: Valhalla Elementary, Valley View Middle School, and College Park High School. She is an alumna of Diablo Valley College and received her B.S. in Business and Teaching Credential from CSU East Bay. She has been recognized and honored as a distinguished alumna of Mt. Diablo Schools.

Vicki has been married to Scott Gordon for 35 years and they have two grown children. Scott and Vicki have lived in Martinez for the past 25 years, and prior to that, in Pleasant Hill.

Vicki Gordon for Contra Costa Clerk-RecorderHelping Our Public Schools and Our Community

Vicki started her teaching career at Parkside Elementary in Pittsburg but found her niche teaching Middle School at Martinez Junior High. After her second child was born, she decided to stay home and raise her two children rather than continuing to teach in the classroom. 

In 1997, Vicki was asked to run for the Martinez Unified School Board where she served and volunteered for 15 years. In 2012 she ran and won a seat on the Contra Costa Community College board. Vicki served on the Community College Board for eight years.   

Vicki has been an active school and community volunteer. She has served on the California School Board Association as a District Representative, Contra Costa California School Board Association (including as President and Vice President of Program), Martinez Education Foundation (Fundraising Liaison for 12 years), and PTA (Member for 12 years, including as President and Vice President).