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State of California California State Assembly Assemblymember Robert Rivas

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Assemblymember Robert Rivas

CA Assembly 29

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One of the newer members of the state legislature, Robert Rivas has plunged into action with a number of committee assignments and numerous bills that he’s sponsored. Rivas triumphed in his first reelection campaign for the District 30 seat in November 2020, receiving 70.8 percent of the vote. After redistricting, Rivas ran in District 29, winning 64.4 percent of the vote against Republican candidate Stephanie Castro.


Prior to his election at age 38 to the legislature, Rivas worked as an emergency technician, firefighter, and political aide and served on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. He has a master’s degree in public administration from San Jose State University and is married with one child.


Fairs, Allocation and Classification Committee (chair)
Governmental Organization Committee
Local Government Committee
Select Committee, Gun Violence in Communities of Color
Select Committee, Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Select Committee, Regional Approaches to Addressing CA Water Needs
Select Committee, School Building Finance
Select Committee, Wine
Select Committee, Youth Mental Heath

Select Legislation

AB 1623, the Golden State Teacher Grant Program: Introduced in 2019 by Rivas and Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, this active bill would award one-time $20,000 grants for teachers in areas impacted by teacher shortages. “Every student deserves an opportunity to achieve,” Rivas told San Benito Live. “Yet, this opportunity is harder to come by in schools located within low-income communities or schools heavily comprised of English language learners that suffer from a teacher shortage.”

AB 1783, the Farmworker Housing Act of 2019: This bill, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2019, streamlines the process for building housing for farmworkers, helping ensure these workers don’t live in substandard conditions.

AB 66, Sales and use tax: exemption: diapers: Rivas is among 20 sponsors of this bill, which would add a sales tax exemption for the purchase of diapers in California.

District Boundaries and Office Locations

Rivas has much ground to cover—and a couple offices to do this in. He has locations in the following areas:

• Capitol office: PO Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0029. Phone: (916) 319-2029. Fax: (916) 319-2129.

• District office: 60 W Market St, Suite 110, Salinas, CA 93901. Phone: (831) 759-8676.

• Satellite office: 525 Monterey St, Soledad, CA 93960. Phone: (831) 759-8676.

Related Articles

San Jose Inside logo LOCAL NEWS
Sacramento Deal Promises Rivas Assembly Speaker Post in July 2023

After manuevering for months, Anthony Rendon and Robert Rivas make a deal on who will be Assembly speaker in the next Legislature. Rendon will stay on, but Rivas will take over at the end of June 2023.

Monterey County Weekly logo LOCAL NEWS
Dawn Addis and Robert Rivas handily win seats representing parts of Monterey County in the California Assembly.

Dawn Addis, a member of Morro Bay City Council, will be Monterey County's newest Assembly member in District 30, a newly drawn district.

Monterey County Weekly logo LOCAL NEWS
Can Salinas Valley Assemblymember Robert Rivas propel himself to the top of California’s political ranks?

Christopher Neely, watching, with great interest, what one former legislator called a “game of three-dimensional chess with the leadership of California hanging in the balance.”

SanBenitocom logo LOCAL NEWS
Rivas takes big lead in early Assembly results

Incumbent Robert Rivas is leading challenger Stephanie Castro for the Assembly District 29 seat with 68% of the vote, as of 9pm June 7. Rivas, a Democrat from Hollister, was first elected to the assembly in 2018 after a stint …

Deadline nears for assemblymember’s ‘There Ought to be a Law’ Program

CALIFORNIA — As the state legislature resumed last week, Assemblymember Robert Rivas is reminding the public to participate in his office’s third annual “There Ought to be a Law” Program.  First introduced in December 2019, the program invites constituents of the …