Republican politician who was the Lieutenant Republican Governor of California from 2010 to 2011.
He worked on his family farm and helped it expand; employing 250 people.
At the age of 28, he became mayor of Santa Maria, CA, an office he served from 1996 to 1998.
He was born the son of Mexican-American immigrants. He has four children with his wife, Laura Maldonado.
He served under Arnold Schwarzenegger as his Lieutenant Governor.