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San Benito County Supervisor, Jim Gillio, resigns

Jim Gillio steps down from county supervisor role
San Benito County District 4 Supervisor, Jim Gillio, resigns from his position

SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) -- San Benito County District 4 Supervisor, Jim Gillio, is stepping down from his role with the county.

Gillio made the announcement during the board of supervisors meeting this morning.

"As you can tell it's incredibly difficult for me to tell you this, but it's something I need to do," Gillo said during his announcement.

Gillio said his last meeting was today and his last day with the county is July 31.

"Coronavirus has changed our local family small business to where I can't do both," Gillio added. "I can't effectively represent you guys fairly, I can't serve our team members and I can't be a good dad for my daughter and family while running my business."

Gillio's announcement was met with surprise from some of those attending the meeting.

"I'm stunned to hear of the news," said Lynn Mello with the San Benito County Health Office. "I wish you the very best and I understand your reason so thank you."

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Victor Guzman

Victor Guzman is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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