Councilman Ruben Valencia was elected to the Ontario City Council in November 2016. He has been an Ontario resident for over two decades and is a Southern California native.
Councilman Valencia is a father of two daughters.
After high school, Councilman Valencia pursued his dream of going into law enforcement and joined the Sheriff’s Academy. Councilman Valencia now holds an Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate with the State of California.
Councilman Valencia is a full-time Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the Sheriff’s Department for over 28 years. As a Deputy Sheriff, Councilman Valencia has been a recipient of numerous awards including, but not limited to:
Medal of Bravery Recipient
Life Saving Award Recipient
International Police Association, Member at Large
Legendary Lawman Award, Gold
- Exemplary Performance Award