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Robert Rivas Prepares to Become Speaker of the State Assembly

MAY 4, 2023


Robert Rivas, the incoming Speaker of the state Assembly, discusses his grandfather’s farmworker activism, politics in San...


California Assembly announces leadership change for 2023

NOVEMBER 14, 2022


In the Assembly, Rivas has been chair of the Agriculture Committee and worked to pass coronavirus protections and more housing...

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Assemblymember Robert Rivas discusses vote making him ‘Speaker-Designee’

NOVEMBER 13, 2022


Assemblymember Robert Rivas, D-Salinas, joined Inside California Politics co-host Nikki Laurenzo to discuss this week’s vote within...


Robert Rivas will be the next speaker of the California Assembly

NOVEMBER 11, 2022


Robert Rivas, who was elected on Tuesday to his third term in the California Assembly, will become California's next Speaker...


Robert Rivas elected as next Speaker of the California State Assembly

NOVEMBER 10, 2022


The California State Assembly announced Nov. 10 the Assembly Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to elect Assemblymember...


Robert Rivas elected as next Speaker of California State Assembly

NOVEMBER 10, 2022


The Assembly Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to make Rivas the 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly...


A speakership deal: Rendon, Rivas agree on handover

NOVEMBER 10, 2022


Anthony Rendon and Robert Rivas make a deal on who will be Assembly speaker in the next Legislature...


Dawn Addis and Robert Rivas handily win seats representing parts of Monterey County

NOVEMBER 9, 2022


In District 29, Assemblymember Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, was re-elected with 63.4 percent of the vote...

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Q&A with 30th District Assemblymember Robert Rivas

JUNE 14, 2022


On June 10, BenitoLink spoke with Rivas about this turnaround, his thoughts on how he has represented the concerns of San Benito...


Meet the candidates: Assembly District 29

MAY 17, 2022


Rivas is running for his third consecutive two-year term in the local district’s assembly seat. He was first elected to the assembly...


Our endorsements for local races in the June 7 primary election.

MAY 12, 2022


Four years into his stint in Sacramento, Robert Rivas may no longer qualify as a rising star in the Assembly. He has arrived...

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California State Assembly: Who's Running in the 2022 Election

APRIL 18, 2022


All 80 state Assembly positions are open to aspiring lawmakers eager to represent their corner of the state for the next...


City Celebrates Local Leaders at Spice of Live Ceremony

APRIL 7, 2022


This is a regional event for South County and the Summit allows Chamber members, local businesses...


Gilroy Chamber to host regional Legislative Conference

MARCH 29, 2022


For the first time in two years, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce was able to celebrate its Spice of Life awardees...


CalAsian Chamber of Commerce hosts Listening Tour with Assemblymember Rivas

FEBRUARY 18, 2022


The Listening Tour series provides opportunities for the community to engage with the elected officials that represent them...


‘Operation Santa Claus’ delivers gifts to South Monterey County families

JANUARY 5, 2022


The inaugural vent was brought to residents by Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez and supported by Assemblymember Rivas...

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Day One Of The 2021 California Economic Summit In Monterey

NOVEMBER 9, 2021

Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) welcomed Summit attendees to his district by touting the important investments...

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San Juan Bautista event draws state Democratic leaders



Local Democrats to hold fundraiser that includes appearances by state and national elected officials and organized labor...

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Monterey Bay area leaders reach out to Latino voters

AUGUST 13, 2021


These supporters of Trump are taking advantage of this pandemic,” said Rivas, who is vice-chair of the California Legislative Caucus...

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CCBE awards Assemblyman Robert Rivas “2020 Outstanding Legislator”

NOVEMBER 25, 2020


On Nov. 24, the California County Boards of Education (CCBE) presented State Assemblyman Robert Rivas the...

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Rivas holds onto District 30 seat

NOVEMBER 4, 2020


Incumbent Robert Rivas is headed toward a landslide victory in his race for reelection to the California Assembly District 30 seat..

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CA Assembly District 30: 2020 Live Election Results

NOVEMBER 2, 2020


Voters in the Central Coast and South Bay have decided who should represent California's 30th Assembly District..

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Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for State Assembly District 30

OCTOBER 14, 2020


The election for California State Assembly District 30 has two candidates this year...


State Assemblyman Robert Rivas elected vice chair of Latino Legislative Caucus

OCTOBER 13, 2020


Robert Rivas has been elected vice chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus by members of the Caucus...


Election Spotlight: State Assembly, District 30

OCTOBER 5, 2020


Rivas is a current member of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors, where he says he has fought for more...

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Election 2020: 30th Assembly District

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020


On Nov. 3, voters will elect an assemblyman to represent District 30, which encompasses the cities of Greenfield, Gonzales, King City...

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State Assemblyman Rivas named chair of Assembly Agriculture Committee

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020


State Assemblyman Robert Rivas was named Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee by Speaker Anthony Rendon...

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Coast Lines: Assemblymember Robert Rivas to Chair State Ag Committee

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020


Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) on Friday was named chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee by Speaker...

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Candidates for the November 3 General Election

AUGUST 7, 2020


Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) on Friday was named chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee by Speaker...

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John Laird, Mark Stone, Robert Rivas Lead State District Elections

MARCH 4, 2020


Races for the State Senate 17th District and State Assembly 29th and 30th District will continue to November after...

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Election 2020: Rivas opens with lead in Assembly race

MARCH 3, 2020


Robert Rivas opened with a large lead over his opponent Gregory Swett for the State Assembly 30th District seat...

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Two Battle for the 30th Assembly District

February 7, 2020


Two candidates are in the running to represent the CA Assembly 30th district, incumbent Robert Rivas, a Democrat...


Campaign season officially begins in San Benito County

DECEMBER 11, 2019


The new March 3 date for the 2020 California primary may be great news for some presidential candidates, but for county...

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Candidates for the March 3 Primary Election

DECEMBER 6, 2019


The filing deadline for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election ended on Dec. 6. Here are the candidates campaigning for local...

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California Economic Summit Attendees Collaborate On State’s Pressing Challenges

NOVEMBER 8, 2019


The work taking place at the California Economic Summit in Fresno today is aimed at influencing the state policies and...

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Project CommUNITY: Beyond the Lettuce Curtain

JUNE 19, 2019


“It’s about dignity. It’s about having quality housing,” explained Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Hollister). “This is a human issue..."

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New Legislator Spotlight: Assemblyman Robert Rivas

JUNE 15, 2019


Assemblymember Robert Rivas has a history of service and dedication to his community...

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas announces committee assignments

JANUARY 3, 2019


State representative assigned to committees for Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government...


Family fuels Rivas

NOVEMBER 20, 2018


Bold. That’s how Robert Rivas, newly elected assembly member to California’s 30th district describes himself....

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Robert Rivas leads election results for state Assembly

NOVEMBER 7, 2018


A San Benito County supervisor appears on track to win the race for state Assembly...


Election 2018: Rivas wins big in Assembly race

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

San Benito County resident Robert Rivas is headed toward a landslide victory in the race for 30th District State Assembly...


Election: Rivas takes first in Assembly primary

JUNE 6, 2018


Hollister resident and Democrat Robert Rivas is the clear front runner for the 30th District State Assembly seat....


Civil rights icon stumps for Rivas

MAY 30, 2018


Labor rights icon Dolores Huerta, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom...


Gilroy Dispatch Endorses Rivas for Assembly

MAY 24, 2018


Five candidates are running for California Assembly District 30, and two have emerged as serious contenders to represent...


Equality California endorses Robert Rivas

MARCH 5, 2018


San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas’ political campaign announced last week the endorsement of Equality California...


Democrats pledge early support to Rivas

JANUARY 29, 2018


The California Democratic Party on Saturday gave a pre-endorsement to San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas...


Rivas Officially Runs for State Assembly

JANUARY 19, 2018


San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas has officially announced that he is entering the contest for the 30th...


With Anna Caballero Terming Out in Assembly, the Race to Replace her Heats up

JANUARY 17, 2018


Assemblymember Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, terms out at the end of this year...


San Benito County Native, Robert Rivas to run for Assembly

JANUARY 11, 2018


San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas announced Jan. 11 that he is entering the contest for the 30th Assembly District...








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