Information provided by the Office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.
Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued a recent announcement noting his appointment to several committees of the California State Assembly. The committees are Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government and Rules.
"I would, first off, like to thank Speaker Rendon for trusting me with these committee appointments," Rivas said in the announcement. "These committee roles empower me to better serve the communities of the 30th Assembly District and to offer a pragmatic approach towards solving problems for California."
"From growing up in farmworker housing, to working in local government, I know the importance of agriculture to our region and people. Serving as a member on the Agriculture committee empowers me to further engage on these critical issues to strengthen local farms and stand up for our farm working families."
The announcement notes that as a former San Benito County supervisor, Rivas can hit the ground running as a member of the Local Government committee to work to ensure elected officials across the district are heard in Sacramento. Eight years of experience balancing budgets and making tough funding decisions in county government also prepared Rivas to serve on the Appropriations committee, and use that role to fight for the needs of the people in the district. Rivas new position on the Government Organization committee lets him utilize his background as a firefighter and EMT to help ensure the State prepares for emergencies and natural disasters. The committee also has jurisdiction over key issues that impact the regions wine industry.
Rounding out the committee package, Rivas' appointment to the Assembly Rules committee provides an opportunity to work with colleagues in Sacramento to get things done for the people of the 30th Assembly District and across the state.
Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) represents California’s 30th Assembly District, which includes all or portions of the cities of Aromas, Big Sur,
Chualar, Gilroy, Greenfield, Gonzales, Hollister, King City, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Soledad, Spreckels and Watsonville.