Assemblymember Robert Rivas has represented California’s 30th Assembly District since 2018. Prior to the assembly Rivas served two terms on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. He was raised in Paicines, California, where his grandfather was a farmworker. As a child, Rivas watched his grandfather stand side by side with Cesar Chavez and the UFW as a leader in the fight to win equal rights and fair contracts for farmworkers. In his first-term in the assembly he helped secure the enactment of the COVID-19 Farmworker Relief Package, which included measures for agricultural workplace safety, access to PPE and testing, temporary housing, and access to healthcare and the courts. A long-time champion of the environment, Rivas is carrying two bills on nature-based carbon sequestration. He is Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and Vice-Chair of the influential Latino Legislative Caucus.