WHY I'M RUNNING
The good people who live in our communities deserve better from our political leaders. And that’s why I’m running for State Senate.
I’m a farmer and member of the Farm Bureau who understands how critical agriculture is to our regional economy and how failed water policies have crippled our economy and hurt our families.
As a county supervisor, I have seen how the big city politicians who run Sacramento raise our taxes but fail to give us our fair share of state resources.
As a small business owner, I know excessive regulations kill jobs and chase investment away.
Working together, we can make the changes we need in Sacramento to ensure more reliable water supplies, remove obstacles from economic growth, get our fair share of state resources, and protect our neighborhoods from crime, drugs and violence.
If you share my belief that we deserve more from our elected leaders, please join my fight to build a better future.
Working together, we can shine a spotlight on those who waste our tax dollars and keep taxes down for the working folks and build more prosperous future for us all.
Rob is currently serving his first term as Madera County Supervisor. Prior to his election to the board, Rob served three terms on the Madera City Council and was Madera’s first elected mayor.
Rob has extensive experience in business and agriculture. He and his brother own a local farm that grows almonds. Together, they are partners in Teco Hardware, a small business that sells products to local farms.
Rob has served as both manager and Vice President of Citizens Business Bank where he helped local farms and businesses grow.
A native of the Central Valley, Rob attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management. Later, Rob earned a graduate degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington.
Rob is married to Carol Poythress. Together, they have three children and one grandchild.