Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) was recently sworn into office for his third term representing California’s 26th Assembly District. Mathis was also named to his first post in Republican leadership when Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) appointed him to the position of Republican Whip.
“It’s an honor that the people of the 26th District chose me to represent them in Sacramento for another term,” said Mathis. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues from around the state to improve public safety, increase the supply of clean water for farms and families and ensure our veterans receive the care and support they have earned.”
In his new post as Republican Whip, Mathis is responsible for mobilizing votes on important legislation, acting as a liaison between Members and leadership and coordinating strategy within the Republican Caucus.
Mathis has represented California’s 26th Assembly District since 2014. Before joining the Assembly, Devon served his country for 10 years as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard, including two tours in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq, Devon was severely injured in a roadside bomb attack, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Fresno State, and an associate degree in social sciences from Porterville College. Devon and his wife, Aubrey live in Visalia with their five children.