V. Manuel Perez

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V. Manuel Pérez
Member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for 4th District
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded byJohn Benoit
Majority Leader of the California Assembly
In office
May 12, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byToni Atkins
Succeeded byChris Holden
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byBonnie Garcia
Succeeded byEduardo Garcia
Constituency80th district (2008–2012)
56th district (2012–2014)
Personal details
Victor Manuel Perez[1]

(1973-06-18) June 18, 1973 (age 50)
Indio, California
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseGladys Pérez
ResidenceCoachella, 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 sat in the California State Assembly as a Democrat. On May 9, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed him 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 counties 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.[4]

Pérez is one of ten co-founders of an organization called La Union Estudiantil de la Raza (U.E.R.), established on October 6, 1992. UER is located at the University of California Riverside.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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 He was elected to the assembly in November 2008 and took office in December.[citation needed]

Pérez said that his priorities as an assembly member will be economic growth, stronger schools, expanded healthcare and environmental protection.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Brenda R. Rincón (21 August 2012). "Calif. Assemblymember Pérez Inspires East Coachella Valley Youth". New America Media. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez of California". Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  3. ^ John Horseman (9 May 2017). "Coachella Councilman V. Manuel Perez to replace the late Supervisor John Benoit". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Manuel Pérez's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • Marcel Honoré, "Jeandron, Perez Draw Contrasts in Debate", The Desert Sun, September 19, 2008.

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