Roland is the first out gay elected official in the County of San Benito!
Rolan Resendiz grew up in the East Side of San Jose and has resided in Hollister, California since 1997. He is a first grade school teacher. He is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a concentration in Public Administration. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at California State University Stanislaus. In August of 2016 Rolan was honored with the 2016 California Peace Award. In November of 2018 Rolan was honored to serve as the first out gay elected official in San Benito County.
Rolan has a strong sense of urgency to contribute to the underprivileged society. His areas of interest and advocacy include, LGBTQ civil rights, ending the cycle of poverty, and eliminating the opportunity/achievement gap. Rolan is a an elected official who believes change within our community can influence global transformation.