Graphic by Alex Esquivel.
Graphic by Alex Esquivel.

BenitoLink’s 2022 Your Voice- Your Vote Primary Election Forum has been set for Tuesday evening, April 19 at the Granada Theater, 336 Fifth Street in Hollister. The free, nonpartisan forum will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Your Voice-Your Vote Election Forum will take place in person. Masks will be made available at the entrance and attendees are being asked to follow the COVID protocols in place at the time of the event. Please read BenitoLink to stay up-to-date on COVID conditions and County policy. This forum is being offered so San Benito County residents can prepare for the Primary Election on June 7, 2022.

The forum will also be recorded and uploaded to our BenitoLink YouTube channel, for those who cannot attend or wish to watch it later…and for the political die-hards who attend but still want to catch it a second time! Forum sponsors are Brent Redmond Transportation, Richard W. Shelton Insurance, Wright Brothers Industrial Supply, Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista, SBC Cosmetic Care and Golden Memorial.

Members of the public are invited to also take part in the elections by sharing any questions they would like to pose to the candidates. BenitoLink welcomes community input through our Your Voice- Your Vote Primary Election Survey (see below).


2022 Primary Election Races and Candidates:
U.S. Representative- 18th District
Peter Hernandez
Zoe Lofgren
Luis Acevedo Arreguin
State Assembly- 29th District
Stephanie L. Castro
Robert Rivas
Secretary of State
Robert Bernosky
James JW Paine
Supervisor- District 1
Betsy Dirks
Mark Starritt
Sandy Patterson-Jamarck
Kim Hawk
Dom Zanger
Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez
Supervisor- District 3
Rolan Resendiz
Eddie Alfaro
Mindy Johnson Sotelo
Supervisor- District 4
Angela Curro
Elia Salinas
Tony Joseph Avilla Sr.
District Attorney
Joel A. Buckingham
Candice Hooper Mancino
Eric S. Taylor
Juan Guevara

BenitoLink’s Your Voice- Your Vote is a call for community engagement throughout our 2022 election coverage. In the survey, we’ll ask you what issues you’d like the candidates to address, then use your thoughts and questions to prepare for candidate interviews we’ll do and to formulate questions for the candidates at our Election Forum and candidate profiles.

Please consider taking 2 minutes to tell us what you think.

Your Voice- Your Vote Survey [English]

Encuesta Tu Voz- Tu Votó [Spanish]

Get to know your candidates and take part in your local elections through the survey and by attending the upcoming Your Voice- Your Vote Forum.