Republican Assembly Whip and Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture
Location: Sacramento and Fresno DMAs
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, phone, FaceTime
Topics of Expertise: State politics, state water policy, agriculture, and veterans issues.
Bio: In November 2014, Devon Mathis was elected to represent California’s 26th Assembly District, which encompasses Tulare, Inyo and a portion of Kern Counties. Devon joined the United States Army National Guard where he served as Sergeant for nearly 10 years, including 2 combat tours to Iraq. During Devon’s second tour in Iraq, he sustained major injuries from a roadside bomb attack in 2008 which earned him a Purple Heart. After returning home, Devon went through extensive VA therapy. This road to recovery prepared him for a return to civilian life and to his college success. In 2012, Devon met his wife Aubrey. They combined their families in 2014 and welcomed a set of twins, Maggie and Jefferson on December 1, 2014, roughly 9 hours before Devon was sworn into office as a California Assemblyman. The Mathis family has made their home in Visalia, Calif.
Points of Interest: Devon has spent much of his tenure in the California Assembly helping over 10,000 residents of East Porterville who spent California's drought without running water.