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Biographical Profile

Supervisor Ramon Valadez

Ramón Valadez was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He is a graduate of Wakefield Middle School and Pueblo High School. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). Ramón is a proud husband and father and has a lifetime of service to our community beginning in his youth.

Ramón is the current Vice-Chair, and former Chair, of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.  He has served on the Board representing District Two since September 30, 2003, when he was first appointed.  Earlier that year in January, after having been reelected to the Arizona State Senate from Legislative District 29, he chose to serve as a Senior Staff Member in Southern Arizona for Governor Janet Napolitano.   Ramón is also the longest serving current member and two-time Chair of the Pima Association of Governments Regional Council and Regional Transportation Authority Board.  He has been an Honorary Commander Alumnus for the 355 EMS Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and a member of the 162nd Air Guardians.  Ramón is a Commissioner on the Governor’s Military Affairs Commission and serves on the Board of Directors of the Interstate 11 Coalition.

In 1996, he was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives.  In 2000, he was elected to the Arizona Senate, where he served as Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, Vice-Chair of Banking and Insurance Committee as well as serving on the Commerce Committee.  While in the House, he served on the Ways and Means, Commerce, Government Operations, Human Services and Rules Committees.

Ramon has received numerous honors including entry into the Pueblo High School Hall of Fame, Legislator of the Year by the Arizona County Supervisor’s Association, Award for Public Service from University of Arizona Alumni Association and National Trailblazing Award from the National Network of Sector Partners.

He is married to Lucia Lagarda and they have two sons, Fernando and Daniel.
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Pima County, Arizona
District 2
33 N. Stone Ave., 11th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone : (520) 724-8126

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