How Juan Alanis can make the most of his time repping Modesto in CA capitol

Juan Alanis, the Republican state Assemblyman recently elected to represent Modesto and much of Stanislaus County, has a lot going for him — and has a lot yet to learn. Born in Modesto and raised and educated in this area, he understands the Valley, its people and its needs. Voters tend to embrace former law enforcement officers; his retirement from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department becomes effective June 30, and he’s using banked vacation time until then to focus on the Assembly.