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May 14, 2021

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor District 4

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

Mike Mansmith: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

When Jim Gillio resigned on July 21, Mansmith felt a calling to run for the vacated District 4 Supervisor seat. In Mansmith’s opinion, the community has been “torn apart” and needs leaders who the residents in the county can trust.

Bob Tiffany: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

Tiffany—who is one of five candidates for a seat as county supervisor in District 4—said he’s noticed that the county is facing significant challenges right now as they navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes the enormous impact on the local economy, schools and local families.

Robert Gibson: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

Robert Gibson has worked on his family-owned and operated organic walnut farm for more than a decade, putting in countless numbers of committed hours to help build a strong business.

Keith Snow: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

Keith Snow has been a Hollister resident for the past 10 years and in that time he’s taken notice on what’s been going on within the county.

Dan Valcazar: Supervisor District 4 Candidate

From a young age, Dan Valcazar has found himself taking on roles that require strong leadership skills ranging from team captain of the wrestling team to part of the top trio of trumpeters for the high school band.

Shawn Herrera: County Board of Education Candidate

Shawn Herrera’s passion for education runs deep because he knows firsthand the profound effect a quality education can have on individuals.

Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez: County Board of Education Candidate

For Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez, vying for the San Benito County Board of Education District 1 seat hits close to home. She has watched her younger sister struggle to stay on top of her schoolwork as their home has spotty wifi reception.

Mary Anne Filice: County Board of Education candidate

For 27 years and six consecutive terms, Mary Anne Filice went unopposed for the San Benito County Board of Education District 1 seat. That has changed with the upcoming election, as two contenders are also vying for the position.

Hollister candidates report campaign fundraising

Candidates for Hollister’s mayoral and city council races are largely self-funding their campaigns to win the Nov. 3 election, according to financial activity disclosure forms filed with the city clerk’s office.