This past Father’s Day, I paused to remember my dad who worked tirelessly to put food on the table for our family. One of my earliest memories is of me waving goodbye to him through the window as he drove off to work early in the morning, and he would always open the rear window of his pickup to wave back.
Hard work, diligence, and perseverance were some of the traits my dad demonstrated as a sign of his love and dedication to our family.
I am also reminded of a local public servant whom I have worked with for the past five years and closely observed demonstrate his passion and dedication for his family and his city.
San Bernardino Councilman John Valdivia is a caring and compassionate husband and father to his two young children. He has demonstrated his commitment to improving our city with his dedication as a leader at San Bernardino City Hall.
Like my father, Councilman Valdivia is a committed dad and role model. I salute his ability to manage a very hectic work and public schedule while being the Super Dad he exhibits daily to his family.
— Juan Figueroa, San Bernardino