Rick is currently serving as President for, the newly formed, LULAC Council 3272. Rick was born and raised in the California San Joaquin Valley and holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He is involved in several community/youth based organizations. He has served as a school board trustee for 28 years and a County Water Board member for 14 years. In addition to these elected positions, Rick has been active in youth sports, religious instruction and mentoring at-risk youth at a local high school. He works professionally in the health and environmental field and was formerly a junior high science teacher for 8 years.