Richard Valdez, 51, of San Diego, has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board of Directors. Valdez has been an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law since 2008 and a partner and attorney at Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer and Valdez LLP since 2000. He was a partner and associate attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch LLP from 1991 to 2000. Valdez earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of San Diego School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Valdez replaces Ruben Barrales.