Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

One Tough Marine

ROCKY Chavez has lived the American Dream — and has the grit and far-reaching experience to help protect it for future generations.

As a boy, he worked as a dishwasher and farm worker, then later paid his way through college harvesting almonds and working in a packing plant.

He joined the Marine Corps after college, and served honorably for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel and serving as the 4th Marine Division’s Chief of Staff.

His military service included time in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Caribbean and Malaysia. He completed graduate studies in International Relations at Old Dominion, and trained with military officers from Vietnam, Thailand, Israel, Egypt, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, France, England, Germany, South Korea, Ukraine and Japan.

After retiring from the Corps, he was elected to the Oceanside City Council in 2002, where he helped balance the city’s budget, encourage economic development to create jobs, and streamline operations to protect tax money. He served as the city’s Deputy Mayor, and on the board of the Women’s Resource Center, helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

In 2009, he was appointed Undersecretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, where he helped improve and expand services.

Rocky was elected to the California State Assembly in 2012, where he has been a fearless advocate for families, veterans and public safety — the fighting spirit he'll bring to Congress to help rebuild our economy, military and national defense.

Rocky and his wife, Mary, live in Oceanside and have three children and five grandchildren. All three children are college graduates.

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Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.)

Protecting America
and the American Dream

ROCKY Chavez has lived the American Dream — and has the grit and far-reaching experience to help protect it for future generations.

As a boy, he worked as a dishwasher and farm worker, then later paid his way through college harvesting almonds and working in a packing plant.

He joined the Marine Corps after college, and served honorably for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel and serving as the 4th Marine Division’s Chief of Staff.

His military service included time in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Caribbean and Malaysia. He completed graduate studies in International Relations at Old Dominion, and trained with military officers from Vietnam, Thailand, Israel, Egypt, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, France, England, Germany, South Korea, Ukraine and Japan.

After retiring from the Corps, he was elected to the Oceanside City Council in 2002, where he helped balance the city’s budget, encourage economic development to create jobs, and streamline operations to protect tax money. He served as the city’s Deputy Mayor, and on the board of the Women’s Resource Center, helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

In 2009, he was appointed Undersecretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, where he helped improve and expand services.

Rocky was elected to the California State Assembly in 2012, where he has been a fearless advocate for families, veterans and public safety  — the fighting spirit he'll bring to Congress to help rebuild our economy, military and national defense.

Rocky and his wife, Mary, live in Oceanside and have three children and five grandchildren. All three children are college graduates.