Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, incumbent Madera County District 1 Supervisor Manuel Nevarez announced this week that he will not seek election for the position in which he was appointed in 2013.
The youngest supervisor at 41 years old, Nevarez said late Thursday his main concern was spending more time with his wife and four children, whose ages range from 7 to 14.
“I have four little kids and a full-blown family,” Nevarez said. “I’m taking away too much time from them and I really need to focus on them. That’s the bottom line.”
Nevarez was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in March to fill the spot vacated by elected Assemblyman Frank Bigelow in a move some deemed political. Nevarez supports the state high-speed rail project and was the swing vote in withdrawing Madera County from a lawsuit against it...