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Rocky Chavez to Speak at Happy Hour Politics

Carlsbad CA— Join Happy Hour Politics on Wednesday, July 20th to hear Rocky Chávez, Assemblymember for the 76th Assembly District, discuss his 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. Rocky will also update Happy Hour Politics on his current legislation in Sacramento.

Assemblymember Rocky Chávez began his public service career immediately after graduation from California State University, Chico when he joined the United States Marine Corps. He spent more than 28 years as a Marine, rising to the rank of Colonel and being assigned Chief of Staff for the 4th Marine Division. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, Rocky continued his legacy of public service by founding the School of Business and Technology, a charter High School in the Oceanside Unified School District. He served as the school’s Director from 2002-2008.

In November of 2002, Rocky was elected to the Oceanside City Council. During his seven years of service, he focused on economic development, public safety, and quality of life issues. In 2009, Rocky was appointed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Undersecretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Rocky was elected in 2012 to represent the 76th Assembly District in Sacramento. The 76th AD includes Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Camp Pendleton. Rocky serves as Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. He is also a member of the Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee, Budget, Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, Health, and Higher Education Committees. Rocky also sits on the California Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, is a member of the Governor’s Military Council, and serves as a member of the State Allocation Board.

Rocky and his wife Mary live in Oceanside, and have three children and five grandchildren.

The Happy Hour Politics events are held the third Wednesday each month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr, Carlsbad. There is a $20 cash cover charge (includes appetizers). Drinks are available for purchase. For more information, email Melanie at hhpcbad@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook as Happy Hour Politics, or follow us on Twitter @hhpcbad. RSVP by Wednesday, July 13th.