Over the next several days, the Hollister Free Lance will profile candidates for local City of Hollister and San Benito County offices that will appear on the Nov. 3 election. 

Local ballots include two county supervisors’ seats, Hollister Mayor and two City Council seats, two seats on the San Juan Bautista City Council, Monterey County Board of Education Trustee Area 5, San Benito County Board of Education District 1, Cabrillo Community College Trustee Area 7, South Monterey County Joint Union High School District and Hollister School District Trustee Areas 2 and 4. 

Election officials have already begun to mail out ballots to registered voters in San Benito County, and installed drop boxes for residents to submit their ballots at their convenience before Nov. 3. For more information about the 2020 election, visit the San Benito County Registrar of Voters’ website

Click the following links to read profiles of Hollister Mayor candidates: Salvador Mora and Ignacio Velazquez (incumbent).

To read previously published profiles of Hollister City Council District 4 candidates: Tim Burns and Julio Rodriguez. To read previously published profiles of County Supervisor District 2 candidates: Kollin Kosmicki and Wayne Norton.

Keep an eye out over the next several days for profiles of more local candidates who will appear in races on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.


County Supervisor, District 2: Kollin Kosmicki, Wayne Norton

County Supervisor, District 4: Bob Tiffany, Robert Gibson, Keith Snow, Mike Mansmith, Dan Valcazar

Hollister Mayor: Sal Mora, Ignacio Velazquez (incumbent)

Hollister City Council District 1: Rick Perez, Jose Fernandez 

Hollister City Council District 4: Tim Burns, Julio Rodriguez

San Juan Bautista City Council (vote for two): Jackie Morris-Lopez, Nicole M. Franco, Scott Freels, John Freeman (incumbent)

Hollister School District, Trustee Area 2: Leonard JT Espinoza, Elizabeth Martinez

Hollister School District, Trustee Area 4: Rob Bernosky, Lisa Marks

Monterey County Board of Education, Trustee Area 5: Ronald J. Panziera (incumbent), Violet Kigoonya

San Benito County Board of Education, District 1: Elizabet Zepeda Gonzalez, Shawn P. Herrera, Mary Anne Filice (incumbent)

Cabrillo Community College District, Trustee Area 7: Edward K. Banks (incumbent), Steven Laird Trujillo

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District (vote for two): David Gaboni (incumbent), Irene G. Garcia (appointed incumbent), Juergen B. Smith

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