Hector Diaz is a restaurant owner, insurance consultant, real estate agent and Republican running for California Assembly. Diaz is the youngest of an immigrant family and a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. Diaz is also a former teacher with the Riverside Unified School District, member on the Jurupa Unified School District Board of Education and three-time member of the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees. As an Assemblyman, he chaired the Committee on Higher Education. For the 2013-2014 session, he chaired the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee.