As a part of our mission to publish news helpful to Riversiders, The Raincross Gazette is expanding our 2024 Election Guide with a series of interviews with each candidate running for a city office in the March 5, 2024 election. Each candidate had several weeks to answer the same questions written in response to the nearly 500 questions Gazette readers submitted in a survey about their priorities for Riverside in the coming election.
Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot, which was determined through the California Secretary of State Randomized Alphabet Drawing conducted on December 14, 2023.
Gaby Plascencia was elected to the Riverside City Council in November 2019 and works as a School Counselor with Loma Vista Middle School. Plascencia chose not to participate in The Raincross Gazette's 2024 Candidate Profile series.
I’m a husband, father, and successful business owner with deep roots in Riverside. I served on Riverside’s Planning Commission and was a local high school football coach. I’m a board member of the Arlington Business Council and Commissioner on the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation Management District. I actively volunteer in Riverside because I’m committed to serving our community.
My wife, Trenna, is a Riverside native and a graduate of Poly High School. My daughter Hailey also graduated from Poly. We have two dogs, Poochie and Tigger. We are proud residents of Ward 5!