Honoring Frank ``Larry’’ Ruhstallerby Representative Jeff Denham
Posted on 2015-01-06
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge and honor San
Joaquin County Supervisor Frank ``Larry'' Ruhstaller on his retirement
from the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and to thank him for
his dedicated, life-long spirit of community service.
Mr. Ruhstaller was born in San Francisco on April 3, 1948. He is a third generation Stocktonian and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in US History emphasizing in US City Planning. Larry was a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Navy.
Currently, Larry is serving his eighth year on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors representing the 2nd District, which encompasses most of central and northern Stockton.
During his tenure as Supervisor, Larry has been instrumental in creating a green purchasing policy for the county departments and has been a strong advocate for a comprehensive Delta restoration plan, serving the Chairman of the Delta Protection Commission and as a member of the Delta Stewardship Council and the 5 Delta Counties Coalition. Supervisor Ruhstaller also serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Plan of San Joaquin, the Mental Health Board and Hospital Medical Executive Committee, overseeing the San Joaquin General Hospital operations. In addition, Larry serves as the Board Representative on the Local Agency Formation Commission and as Chairman of the San Joaquin Flood Control Agency.
Prior to his election to the Board, Larry served two terms on the Stockton City Council from 1997-2004. His community involvement includes time as the Chairman of the Stockton Asparagus Festival and President of the Board of Directors of the Stockton Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Frank and his wife, Kitty, have been married 28 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in honoring San Joaquin County Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller on his retirement and thank him for his exemplary leadership and service to the community.