In a letter sent to U.S. Senators this week, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and a statewide association of Latino county supervisors throughout California added their voice of support for Xavier Becerra in the confirmation process for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.
Supervisor Perez, president of the Latino Caucus of California Counties, sent the letter on behalf of the caucus. The caucus stands with Xavier Becerra and believes he has been a great Attorney General for California and will make a great U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary as well.
“As Californians, we have seen first-hand the intelligence, hard work, tenacity, and integrity of Mr. Becerra,” the letter states. “Most importantly for us, Mr. Becerra represents the California Dream. He is the son of working-class Mexican parents and worked his way to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Stanford Law School. Mr. Becerra’s story resonates with so many in California and throughout the United States. With his confirmation, Mr. Becerra would become the first Latino to hold the position of Health and Human Services Secretary. While this would be a tremendous victory for the Latino/a Community, Mr. Becerra’s knowledge, experience, and accomplishments alone make him more than qualified for the position.”
Xavier Becerra was nominated by President Joe Biden to the post which, as a Cabinet secretary position, requires U.S. Senate confirmation.
Caption – In April 2019, Xavier Becerra (center) met with the Latino Caucus of California Counties during the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Supervisor Perez is pictured next to Attorney General Becerra. Riverside County Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Karen Spiegel are also in the photo.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.