San Benito County Native, Robert Rivas to run for Assembly

San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas announced Jan. 11 that he is entering the contest for the 30th Assembly District seat. His campaign announcement states that he will focus on education, roads, and protecting the environment. The news release provided by Rivas for Assembly also says that he has an interest in affordable housing and better paying jobs in San Benito County. He pledges to be a strong advocate for local farmers.

Rivas is a San Benito County native and was raised in farmworker housing near Hollister. He graduated from San Benito High School and returned to the area after college. Rivas has worked as a lecturer at Gavilan College, a paid call firefighter for six years in Hollister, and in staff positions for Assembly-members Simon Salinas and Anna Caballero. Since 2010, Rivas has served on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.

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