V. Manuel Perez

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V. Manuel Pérez
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Riverside County Supervisor, 4th District
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded byJohn Benoit
Majority Leader of the California State Assembly
In office
May 12, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byToni Atkins
Succeeded byChris Holden
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 56th district
80th district (2008–2012)
In office
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byBonnie Garcia
Succeeded byEduardo Garcia
Personal details
Victor Manuel Perez[1]

(1973-06-18) June 18, 1973 (age 49)
Indio, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gladys Pérez
Residence(s)Coachella, California
Alma materHarvard University
University of California, Riverside
OccupationFormer Director of Community Health

Victor Manuel Pérez (born June 18, 1973)[2] is an American politician who has served in the California State Assembly as a Democrat. On May 9, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Perez to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, replacing the late John Benoit.[3]


"Manny" Perez was born in Indio, California and raised in Riverside and Imperial County by his parents who met working in the area's agricultural fields. He attended public schools, including UC Riverside, then returned home to teach before earning a master's degree at Harvard University.

Pérez is 1 of 10 co-founders of an organization called La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (U.E.R.), established October 6, 1992. UER is located at the University of California Riverside (UCR).

As a member of the Coachella Valley School Board, Perez secured $250 million to build new facilities. As a healthcare director, he worked towards expanding health coverage for everyone in the district, with an emphasis on providing services for children, expecting mothers, and seniors in need of medicine.

2008 California State Assembly run[edit]

In June, 2008, Pérez won his party's nomination as the Democratic candidate in California's 80th State Assembly district, which includes the eastern portion of Riverside County and all of Imperial County. Perez was elected to the Assembly in November, 2008, and took office in December.

Pérez has stated that his priorities as an assembly member will be economic growth, stronger schools, expanded healthcare, and environmental protection.


  1. ^ Brenda R. Rincón (August 21, 2012). "Calif. Assemblymember Pérez Inspires East Coachella Valley Youth". New America Media. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez of California". Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
  3. ^ "Coachella Councilman V. Manuel Perez to replace the late Supervisor John Benoit". Press Enterprise. May 9, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  • Marcel Honoré, "Jeandron, Perez Draw Contrasts in Debate", The Desert Sun, September 19, 2008.

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