Richard Valle serves as Kings County Supervisor for District 2, which includes Kettleman City, Avenal, and Corcoran. The overall poverty rate in his district is over 30 percent. Born in Corcoran and graduated from Corcoran High School in 1988, Mr. Valle is a long-time resident of Kings County. In 1990, Mr. Valle enrolled in the United States Marine Corps, serving proudly for six years. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Corcoran and became an audit inspector at Santa Rosa Rancheria. He returned to school to complete his degree in Human Resource Management.
In 2003, he was hired and served as a Field Representative for Assemblywoman Nicole Parra. His passion for public service led him to pursue a seat on the Kings County Board of Supervisors. In November 2008, the citizens of his county honored him by electing him as Supervisor for District 2. Through his hard work and effectiveness in representing his constituents, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012.