Commission on the 21st Century Economy

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Ruben Barrales

Ruben Barrales, 46, of Del Mar, has served as president and chief executive officer for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2006. He previously served as a deputy assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, where he was the Presidentís liaison to state and local elected officials. From 1998 to 2001, Barrales was president and chief executive officer of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a coalition of business, government and civic groups. Prior to that, he served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors from 1993 to 1998. Barrales is a member of the Public Policy Institute of California Board of Directors and a past member of the California Speakerís Commission on State and Local Government Finance and the California Commission on Local Governance for the 21st Century. Barrales is a Republican.