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February 2, 2023

Gov. accepting applications for District 1 Supervisor’s seat

Vacant San Benito County seat was formerly occupied by Mark Medina

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office is now accepting applications for the vacant San Benito County District 1 Supervisor’s seat.

The position—normally filled by a general election four years—has been vacant since former Supervisor Mark Medina resigned from office June 7. He was just re-elected in 2020, and his current term is set to expire in 2024.

The current four board members voted at a meeting earlier this month to ask the governor to fill the seat by appointment until the next general election on Nov. 8, 2022. The District 1 seat will be on the ballot again in 2024 at the end of the current term.

Residents of San Benito County Supervisory District 1 are eligible to apply for the seat. The district includes the northeastern portion of the county.

The application form can be found on the governor’s website at

To find out what supervisory district you live in, visit the county’s website at

The lengthy application form on the governor’s website requires an authorization form to be printed, signed and mailed or faxed to the governor’s office.

Staff Report
A staff member edited this provided article.

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