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Supervisor Betsy Dirks

District 1

Betsy Dirks was appointed to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors by Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill the District 1 seat left vacant when Mark Medina resigned. She represents northeast Hollister and the north end of the county. Dirks is an independent education consultant and has also taught at Christopher High School (2020-2021), Gilroy High School (2001-2005). She previously ran for the District 1 seat against Medina but lost to the incumbent in the March 2020 primary election with 42.4% of the votes. “I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to serve San Benito County and the residents of District 1,” Dirks told BenitoLink. “I know there is work to be done and I look forward to making sure that all voices are heard and represented.”

Notable quote: “At the heart of why I wanted to run is to make sure the county is a place where families can make sure kids have somewhere to put down roots.” (Source: BenitoLink.com)

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