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San Benito County Supervisor, District 4

Bob Tiffany

Occupation: Business owner

Relevant Experience:

  • Owner, Tiffany Motor Company
  • President, Hollister Rotary Club 2000-2001
  • President, Hollister Downtown Association 1989-1991
  • Board Member, Community Foundation for San Benito County since 2003
  • Trustee, Southside School District Board
  • President, San Benito County Business Council 2015- present

Personal Information:

  • Fourth generation San Benito County Resident
  • Wife: Kathy

Website: https://bobtiffanyforsupervisor.com/

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Tiffany says he is a fourth generation San Benito County resident and the current manager of his family's business, Tiffany Motor Company. He said his great-grandfather first founded the business in 1910, and it was passed down through the generation before its sale last year. Outside of his time at the company, he said he served as the President of the Hollister Downtown Association while the city was recovering from the Loma Prieta earthquake, but he has also served on the San Benito County Business Council, the Southside School District Board of Trustees and the board of the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Tiffany said he was also co-chair of the campaign to pass Measure G.

If elected, Tiffany says he will prioritize public safety, economic recovery and infrastructure. He says he hopes to attract more commercial and industrial development to the area to bring jobs and sales tax revenue. He also says he believes new housing developments must include affordable options, but must also fully mitigate the impact on the community, especially when it comes to infrastructure.

Tiffany holds degrees from Stanford and UCLA.

Read his full candidate statement below.

Robert Gibson

Occupation: Farmer and Planning Commissioner

Relevant Experience:

  • Vice-Chair, San Benito County Planning Commission
  • Committee Member, Yes on Measure G

Personal Information:

  • Age: 44
  • Fifth generation San Benito County Resident

Website: https://robertgibsonforsupervisor.com/

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Gibson currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the San Benito County Planning Commission and has served on the Grand Jury and the committee of Yes on Measure G.

If elected, Gibson says he will work to find housing solutions, address infrastructure problems and help veterans. He also hopes to revise housing ordinances related to affordable housing and get additional funding for the Planning Department. To help increase the county budget, Gibson said he also hopes to hire a full-time grant writer for the county.

Read his full candidate statement below.

Keith Snow

Occupation: Retired Engineer

Relevant Experience:

  • Retired foreman operator

Personal Information:

  • Hollister resident for eight years
  • Age: 54

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Snow, a resident of Hollister for the past eight years, is a retired foreman operator, and his said that if he is elected, he will begin by working on finishing work on roads and sidewalks.

KION has reached out to Snow for more information and is waiting for a reply.

Read his full candidate statement below.

Mike Mansmith

Occupation: Business owner

Relevant Experience:

  • Business owner
  • San Benito County 4H Program
  • San Benito County FFA Program
  • San Benito High School Rodeo

Personal Information:

  • San Benito County native
  • Father of four

Website: https://mikemansmith4supervisor.com/

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Mansmith, a life-long San Benito County resident, has owned a business for the past 30 years, and he says he knows what it takes to get results. He said he is passionate about restoring the community to the way it has been, and says the community needs the ability to strengthen the economy while building resources. He believes the community needs elected officials who produce results while honoring morals and oaths.

Read his full candidate statement below.

Dan Valcazar

Occupation: Small Business Owner

Relevant Experience:

  • Detective Sergeant, San Jose Police Department
  • Real Estate Broker Associate, Compass
  • President, Ridgemark Homes Association

Personal Information:

  • Bay Area native
  • Moved to San Benito County in 2008
  • Wife: Magdalena
  • Daughter: Regina

Website: https://www.danvforsupervisor.com/

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Valcazar began his career with the San Jose Police Department, where he served for 15 years before retiring in 1998 as a Detective Sergeant. After that, he joined his friends in opening a business and became an invested partner in a private company. He currently works as a Real Estate Broker Associate for Compass. He says he is President of the Ridgemark Homes Association and is on the finance committee for his church.

If elected, Valcazar said he hopes to prioritize funding for transportation infrastructure, bringing well-paying jobs to the community, supporting mall businesses, supporting a strong economy, safeguarding fast 911 and ambulance response times and improving disaster and emergency response capabilities.

Valcazar holds a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology from San Jose State University.

Read his full candidate statement below.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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