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14Jun
MEMBERS ONLY LUNCHEON- "Assemblymember Robert Rivas"
11:30 AM - 11:59 PM Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course
Date: June 14, 2019 to June 14, 2019
Where: Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course, 1 McClure Way, Seaside, California, United States, 93955
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Event Type: Business
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We are excited to welcome Assemblymember Robert Rivas to our monthly members-only lunch. Robert Rivas, who is in his first term, represents the 30th District which includes parts of Monterey and San Benito Counties. Assemblymember Rivas will be discussing with MCBC members some of his current legislation for our district.   Monterey County Business Council Monthly Luncheons are for MEMBERS ONLY. About Assemblymember Rivas: Assemblymember Robert Rivas has a history of service and dedication to his community. Prior to being elected to represent the 30th District in the California State Assembly, he served two terms on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. While serving as a supervisor, Rivas also worked as a student support manager at San Benito High School and taught at Gavilan College. Prior to his election to the board, Rivas served as an EMT and paid call firefighter. Rivas was raised in Paicines, California, where his grandfather was a farmworker at Almaden Vineyards. Rivas and his brother Rick grew up in farmworker housing, cared for by their single mother and beloved grandparents, who emigrated from Mexico to San Benito County in the early 1960s. Rivas' grandfather taught him the importance of service on behalf of the community. Through him, Rivas learned that you could fight fiercely for your beliefs, while respecting those with whom you disagreed. Still, it seemed unlikely Rivas would become a community leader, at least not if doing so required public speaking. For much of his childhood he struggled to overcome a severe stutter that rendered him almost speechless. His mother spent all of her savings on speech therapy, and it was only after years of hard work that Rivas was able to overcome his disability. His childhood experiences - growing up in a farmworker community, struggling to overcome a disability - gave him a direct understanding of the challenges faced by many in our community as they work to build better lives for themselves and their familie