James B. Gibson

James Brinley Gibson (born May 5, 1948) is an American attorney and politician. He was the 11th mayor of Henderson, Nevada from 1997 to 2009 and is currently Clark County Commissioner since 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

James B. Gibson
Chair of the Clark County Commission
Assumed office
January 4, 2022
Preceded byMarilyn Kirkpatrick
Vice Chair of the Clark County Commission
In office
January 4, 2021 – January 4, 2022
Preceded byLawrence Weekly
Succeeded byJustin Jones
Member of the Clark County Commission
from District G
Assumed office
June 30, 2017
11th Mayor of Henderson
In office
Preceded byRobert A. Groesbeck
Succeeded byAndy Hafen
Personal details
James Brinley Gibson

(1948-05-05) May 5, 1948 (age 74)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (1986–present)
Residence(s)Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Alma materBrigham Young University
California Western School of Law


Gibson was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the son of James Isaac Gibson and Audrey Brinley. He attended Brigham Young University and California Western School of Law.

Gibson was elected as mayor of Henderson in May 1997 and was re-elected for his third term in 2005. He ran for the Democratic nomination for the 2006 gubernatorial election, but lost in the primary to State Senator (now U.S. Representative) Dina Titus.

In April 2008, Gibson became an Area Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1] He previously served as president of the Henderson Nevada Lake Mead Stake of the church.

Awards and honorsEdit

Throughout his career, Gibson has received several awards and honors including the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Member Award and the Humanitarian Award from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center. In 2007, Gibson received the Nevada State College President's Medal and the Clark County School District Crystal Apple Award. The Henderson Development Association and the City of Henderson named his as their O'Callaghan Public Sector Person of the Year in 2008 from and the Clark County Commercial Managers Group awarded him its 2009 Vision Award.[2]

Clark County CommissionerEdit

Gibson was chosen by former Republican Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval for the position of Clark County Commissioner on June 30, 2017, replacing Mary Beth Scow for the seat. He ran for a full term in 2018 and was easily elected with 55.7% of the vote against Republican nominee Cindy Lake, who got 41.9%.[3] He is running for re-election in 2022.


  1. ^ Deseret News | Brief biographies of new leaders called to LDS Church hierarchy
  2. ^ "Business Hall of Fame Inductees: Gibson Family | Lee Business School | University of Nevada, Las Vegas". www.unlv.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. ^ "Silver State election night results 2018". www.nvsos.gov. Retrieved February 9, 2022.

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Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Henderson
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the Clark County Commission
from District G

Preceded by
Lawrence Weekly
Vice Chair of the Clark County Commission
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chair of the Clark County Commission