Robert Rivas

Democrat for Assembly

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About Robert

Robert Rivas is a member of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Robert was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with overwhelming support from local residents.

During his nearly 8 years of service on the Board of Supervisors, Robert has been a champion for his district, advocating for affordable housing, improved roads, safer streets, and higher quality education for our children.

 

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Current Issues

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As an educator, I believe our kids deserve the best education from preschool to college. We must do a better job of preparing our students for the workforce and higher education. I will fight for greater investments in public education, including pre-K and job training programs.

Our roads are in desperate need of maintenance. Traffic congestion is a daily headache for many residents. To protect our quality of life and reduce pollution, we need urgent solutions to our transportation problems. I’ll work with community leaders and my colleagues in Sacramento to secure additional funding for our district and speed up the pace of much-needed maintenance and repairs.

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About Robert

Robert Rivas is a member of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Robert was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with overwhelming support from local residents.

During his nearly 8 years of service on the Board of Supervisors, Robert has been a champion for his district, advocating for affordable housing, improved roads, safer streets, and higher quality education for our children.

 

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Current Issues

Learn about Robert’s stance on the issues:

As an educator, I believe our kids deserve the best education from preschool to college. We must do a better job of preparing our students for the workforce and higher education. I will fight for greater investments in public education, including pre-K and job training programs.

Our roads are in desperate need of maintenance. Traffic congestion is a daily headache for many residents. To protect our quality of life and reduce pollution, we need urgent solutions to our transportation problems. I’ll work with community leaders and my colleagues in Sacramento to secure additional funding for our district and speed up the pace of much-needed maintenance and repairs.

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What People Are Saying

Robert is an educator. He understands how important it is to invest in public schools. I support him because I know he will fight for our kids in Sacramento.

- Margaret Rebecchi, Community Organizer
Lifetime resident of Hollister, CA

What People Are Saying

Robert Rivas shows courage and integrity in supporting environmental initiatives both in San Benito and Monterey counties.  A candidate who stands up to multibillion-dollar industries who risk the health of our citizens and the natural beauty of our region is the type of person I want to represent me in Sacramento.

- Laura Solorio, MD
Hollister native and resident of Salinas for over 30 years

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Robert Rivas gets it. He understands that our inadequate roads and highways are bad for our families and pollute our environment. He knows that cars and trucks idling on congested highways translate to lost productivity for our businesses. He knows crumbling local streets and roads diminish our quality of life. Robert Rivas knows the needs of the people must have a higher priority than special interests. I know I want Robert Rivas fighting for us.

- Wayne Norton, Community Activist
Resident of Aromas, CA for over 30 years

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One of the many things I appreciate about Robert is his willingness to take a stand and lead on complex issues.  Robert recognizes the inequality and injustice in our healthcare system. He knows that many of us do not have access to health insurance due to the high cost of health insurance.  This is not acceptable and I know Robert will fight strongly for affordable, universal healthcare.

- Laura Stampleman, MD
Resident of Aromas, CA for over 30 years

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I urge all Democrats to support Robert Rivas for State Assembly. I’ve worked with Robert – he is a tireless advocate for the community. We need his leadership in Sacramento now, more than ever.  Join me and support Robert Rivas for State Assembly!

- Dolores Huerta
Civil Rights Leader

What People Are Saying

I strongly urge all Santa Clara County residents to support Robert Rivas for State Assembly. Robert understands the needs of South Santa Clara County residents. He’ll fight for increased funding for roads and transportation, more affordable housing, and better schools for our children.  He’s a principled leader who we can trust to deliver results. I am proud to support him!

- Blanca Alvarado
Santa Clara County Supervisor (ret.)

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I urge all Democrats to support Robert Rivas for State Assembly. I’ve worked with Robert – he is a tireless advocate for the community. We need his leadership in Sacramento now, more than ever.  Join me and support Robert Rivas for State Assembly!

- Dolores Huerta
Civil Rights Leader

What People Are Saying

County Supervisor Robert Rivas is a problem solver. He knows our community because he worked in Salinas for nearly a decade. I trust him to fight for us in Sacramento and deliver results. He has my full support. 

- Maria Orozco
Mayor of Gonzales

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Robert Rivas has shown courage and integrity in supporting environmental laws to protect our air and water.  A candidate who stands up to multibillion-dollar industries who risk the health of our citizens and the natural beauty of our region is the type of person I want to represent me in Sacramento. 

- Laura Solorio, MD
Retired Salinas Doctor

What People Are Saying

Robert and I serve on the Board of Supervisors for San Benito County, and while I think most of us are concerned about the tone of politics these days, Robert’s bipartisan approach has served to increase cooperation and participation in our county. Ultimately, this has supported our ability as a board to take action and move our county forward. I’ve watched Robert set aside special interests time and again to focus on the needs of the people. He works hard and serves honorably.

- Anthony Botelho
Local Farmer and San Benito County Supervisor
Lifetime resident of San Juan Bautista, CA

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I urge all Salinas Valley residents to support Robert Rivas for State Assembly. Robert began his career in public service working for the residents of the Salinas Valley. He understands the needs of our neighborhoods because he’s worked here and fought for us. I know Robert will be a strong advocate for our cities and will deliver results. Join me in supporting Robert Rivas for State Assembly.

- Anna Velazquez
Soledad City Councilmember

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Robert Rivas is honest, hardworking, and a great listener. He truly cares about our community and fights for what is right. His personal story is inspiring and gives me hope for the future. I am excited to cast my vote for Robert Rivas for State Assembly.

- Yanely Martinez
Greenfield City Councilmember

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Robert Rivas is a principled leader I am proud to support for State Assembly. He has a strong record of working in our community and getting things done. He’s worked as a paid-call Firefighter and EMT, a professor at Gavilan College, and a County Supervisor. I know that he will fight for Gilroy and our entire region in Sacramento.

- Jaime Rosso
Gilroy School Board Member and Business Leader

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