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Supervisor Bea Gonzales-Ramirez

District 5


(831) 636-4000; cell: (831) 902-9128; fax: (831) 636-4010


Elected to her first term in 2020, Supervisor Bea Gonzales-Ramirez is a Hollister native and teacher at Gavilan Community College with a juris doctor degree. Fixing run-down roads, broken sidewalks, and traffic congestion on Highway 25 are all major concerns of Gonzales, who represents Northwest Hollister, north of South Street, and west to Memorial Drive. She states, “For years, District 5 has been neglected, and it has been underserved and underrepresented.” Outside of politics, the lifelong resident, mother and grandmother remains committed to her students, stating, “My job is to advocate daily for my students’ needs.”

First elected: March 3, 2020

Day job: Educator

Alma maters: Monterey College of Law (doctor of law, 2001); California State University, Monterey Bay (bachelor’s degree, human communication, 1997)

Notable quote: “The issue of housing in San Benito County is extremely polarizing. We must work together to construct more affordable multi-family, high density units which may require the city and county to work with developers to encourage that type of construction.” (Source: BenitoLink.com)

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