Bob Tiffany

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Bob Tiffany was appointed to the California Transportation Commission by Speaker of the California State Assembly Robert Rivas. He is the first member of the Commission from rural San Benito County and the Central Coast.

Tiffany, a fourth generation San Benito resident, is an active leader in his hometown of Hollister, holding several elected positions, most recently on the Board of Supervisors from 2021-22, where he prioritized the safety of residents during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery. As supervisor, he secured funding for a variety of revitalization projects, including those that supported local businesses and improved infrastructure and transportation.

In Hollister, Tiffany also was elected to several terms on the Southside School District Board of Trustees and served as Hollister’s Downtown Association president. For nearly 20 years, he served on the Community Foundation for San Benito County board, and was elected president of the San Benito County Business Council for five years.

In 2018, he co-chaired the successful “Yes on Measure G, Fix our Roads” campaign, to help bring financial resources to the county’s local roads and Highway 25.

Tiffany is currently the Chair of the San Benito County Behavioral Health Board, a member of the Hollister Rotary Club and serves on the San Benito County Democratic Central Committee.

He is a proud graduate of Stanford University, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the UCLA School of Management.

Tiffany’s career began in marketing, with General Mills’ specialty retailing division, working nearly a decade in the Bay Area, New York City and Boston.

In 1987, he returned to Hollister to manage his family’s business, Tiffany Motor Company, first opened in1910 by his great-grandfather. For more than three decades, he led the company, which employed nearly 40 employees, leading the organization through difficult economic and financial downturns — including the Great Recession. In 2010, he celebrated the company’s 100 year anniversary and, until its sale in 2019, it was the oldest Ford dealership in California.

Tiffany and his wife, Kathy, celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2023. They have two grown sons, Zach and Nick.