Saturday, October 12th 2019 Citizen Hotel, Sacramento-CA 12PM - Lunch with Keynote Speaker Congressman Jim Costa 1:30PM - Summit/Forum Michael Rodrigues—MA State Senator--- Running for a State Office-my journey 2PM - Poltical engagement and civic participation (Moderated by Cliff Costa—California Portuguese-American Coalition, Director) Bill Mattos--President California Poultry Federation/Northwest Chicken Council (Portuguese-American involvement in state and national trade a
Adam T. Medeiros has been an active member, volunteer, and business owner in Hanford for nearly 40 years and is currently serving his first term on the Kings County Board of Education. Prior to his election in 2018, Adam held a board position at Kings River-Hardwick Union School District. During his ten years with Kings River-Hardwick, the school has been a California Honor Roll School every year since 2014 and recently received the California Gold Ribbon Award. He is also se
Mayor Chris Vieira was elected to the Ceres City Council on November 8, 2011, his term expires in December of 2020 and he has announced that he won’t run. During his tenure in the Ceres City Council he has served on the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Successor Agency for the Former Ceres Redevelopment Agency. He has also served on the following regional alliances: Cities-County Committee; East Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Program; Executive Comm
Santa Clara Valley Water Board Director Richard P. Santos, District 3, is a native of Alviso, California, and he served in Korea with the1st Calvary Armored Division until receiving an honorable U.S. Army Discharge in 1965. In 1968 he was hired as a San Jose Firefighter, promoted to Fire Engineer, Fire and Arson Inspector and retired with 33 years of Service as a Fire Captain in 2001. During his tenure at the San Jose Fire Department he served as the elected Fire Representati
Alan Fernandes came to Davis in 1993 to attend the University of California, Davis (UCD) as an undergraduate. While at UCD, Alan met his wife, Lia, a ‘Davis girl’ who attended Davis public schools from preschool through college. They graduated from UCD in 1997, but Lia still sometimes jokes that Alan is new to the community. After college, Alan earned his law degree and worked as an attorney and policy advocate specializing in the legislative process and governmental affairs.
State Senator Jim Nielsen A successful farmer and rancher, Senator Jim Nielsen grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley and graduated from Fresno State with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. After college, Jim worked as a ranch foreman and operated the family cattle, field and row-crop ranch. He later founded a company that utilized rice hulls and rice straw for fuel. Elected to the State Senate in January 2013, Senator Nielsen proudly represents the citi
Lori Cardoza, a lifelong resident of Tipton and Tulare, was appointed in 2003 to represent Ward 4, have been reelected ever since. Her knowledge of the dynamics that influence all aspects of the Valley – economics, agriculture, social concerns, education -- made her the logical choice to serve on the Board of Trustees. A product of local K-12 schools, Lori is a graduate of COS and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she earned a BS in Agriculture. Her participation and graduatio