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March 5, 2021

Campaign law violations alleged in county supervisor’s race

As political campaigns throughout the nation race down the final stretch before the Nov. 3 election, a candidate for a San Benito County Supervisor’s seat has accused his rival of violations of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission guidelines.

Strada Verde developer spends big on Measure N

The developer of the 2,777-acre Strada Verde Specific Plan commercial development proposal has earmarked nearly $900,000 to promote a “Yes” vote on the Nov. 3 ballot measure that would allow the project to move forward.

Hollister City Council District 1: Meet the candidates

Election officials have already mailed 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.

Rick Perez: Hollister City Council District 1 candidate

Perez, who has an extensive background in building maintenance, thinks he has the insight to help with infrastructure repairs and other issues within Hollister if elected as City Councilmember for District 1.

Jose Fernandez: Hollister City Council District 1 candidate

“I’m not looking to do this to become a politician,” Fernandez said. “If I win, that’ll be great. I will do the best that I can for the city and for its citizens.”

Meet the candidates: Hollister School District Trustee Area 4

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.

Lisa Marks: Hollister School District Trustee Area 4 candidate

In vying for the Hollister School District Board of Trustees Area 4 seat, Lisa Marks said she has no agenda other than wanting to set up children for future success. Over the years, Marks has served as a tutor for struggling students and has volunteered inside the classroom and in the community.

Rob Bernosky: Hollister School District Trustee Area 4 candidate

Rob Bernosky comes from a family of teachers. The incumbent running for the Hollister School District Board of Trustees Area 4 seat, Bernosky has two daughters who are teachers, is married to a teacher and has a sister- and brother-in-law who are teachers.

County: Impostors made political phone calls

San Benito County employees have not been calling local residents to urge them to vote a certain way in the Nov. 3 election, despite what some voters have reported in recent complaints.

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor District 4

Today, we profile five candidates for San Benito County Supervisor District 4.