Richard Valle, the long-time supervisor of Alameda County, passed on Wednesday after battling prostate cancer for nearly two years.
His death was confirmed by Board President Nate Miley; he stated that he was “devastated to learn the passing of my college and friend. Richar Valle was a champion for his district, especially his hometown of Union City.
Nate continued to express Valle’s efforts; he revealed that “During 10 his 10 years of service on the Board of Supervisors, Richard fought for safety-net services, mental health programs, and was a tireless supporter of Saint Rose Hospital.
He added that Richard was responsible for encouraging community volunteers through a successful volunteer appreciation event.
Richard also contributed to developing a walkable neighborhood through Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll, as well as he educated the community regarding STEM programs through Science in the Park.
He concluded his statement by uplifting the efforts of Richard, who “was an advocate for at-risk youth, lob development programs, and was a steadfast champion for organized labor”. He poured out his condolences on his family and friends. “Rest in peace Supervisor Valle.” he ended.
Richard Valle’s Career
In his career, he has represented District 2, which includes Hayward, Newark, his hometown; Union City, and parts of Fermont, and Sunal.
Valle served on the City Council in Union City for 13 years before winning the election to the Board of Supervisors in 2012. He also won the primary election last year without being challenged. of
He was assigned as a council member for the City Council in Union City until 2010. He served most of his life serving as a public officer as he ascended to the county Board of Supervisors in 2012, where he served for another 13 years.
His dedicated will and effort to contribute to the nation began during his early days.
Supervisor Valle began his public service to the nation, starting with the U.S. army, where he served as a medic in the Vietnam War in 1970.
His wife Barbara, daughter Monica; son Andrew, and three grandchildren now survive Richard Valle. It is reported that the long-term supervisor recently celebrated her 44th wedding anniversary on February 3.
In the wake of his demise, his family expressed his emotions through Miley’s office. His family stated that “He was a champion for organized labor, environmental stewardship, lifting at-promise youth, and providing second chances for justice-involved residents.”.
The family declared that he passed away peacefully at his home in Union City in the presence of his whole family at around noon on Wednesday.
According to reports, he was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in July 2021, and since then he has been battling with cancer along with contributing to the nation. He was re-elected in his final year in office in June 2022.
Richard Valle’s death is the second death of a county supervisor to die while running in the office during the past 15 months.
Former District 3 supervisor Wilma Chan was run over by a vehicle while trying to cross the street with her dog in her hometown in Almeada in November 2021.
It is a sad day for the Board of Supervisors as well as for the citizens to lose such a generous public servant who has been hellbent on serving the nation even while battling cancer.
The ultimate effort of the supervisors helped to achieve environmental and social justice for the nation.
His departure reminds us that another supervisor has to be elected, and it is impossible to find someone who is as dedicated and consistent as Richard Valle to serve the position
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