Councilwoman Lillie Dobson was appointed to the Compton City Council on July 8, 2003 to fill a vacancy in District 2. The citizens of Compton elected her to the position in June 2005. Her legislative agenda consists of improving the quality of life of Compton citizens, reducing crime, citywide beautification, and increasing public safety.
Prior to her appointment to the Compton City Council, Dobson made her mark as a successful businesswoman and proprietor of Hooper's Carpets located in Compton, and the Hooper Family Facility in Belzoni, Mississippi. In addition, she is co-owner of Solomon's Mortuary located in Los Angeles.
A native of Mississippi, Dobson moved to California in 1957. She became a resident of Compton in 1958, where she attended Compton Community College and Long Beach Community College. Councilwoman Dobson is active in numerous civic and professional organizations. She has been employed with John Hancock Insurance for 40 years, qualifying for the Honor Club and Presidents Club. Dobson is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
A widow, Councilwoman Dobson is the mother of four children and the grandmother of nine.
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