I am a 30 year resident of Fort Bragg. I am Fort Bragg High School alumni. My wife and I are locally employed, and as many in the area, are solely dependent on the local economy. Our children are in the school district or recently graduated from it. I enjoy coaching local youth sports and an occasional fishing or camping trip.
As a concerned resident I feel that all decisions in our community are equally as important and should be handled in an honest and practical way. I have the willingness to listen and learn and together with a good work ethic, we can make Fort Bragg safer and more prosperous. Thank you for your support.
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Interview with the Candidate
Watch the Candidates Forum interview with Ruben Alcala.
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1973 to Roberto Alcala and Angelina Mendoza, Ruben is the second youngest of thirteen children. His family migrated north in the mid-70’s and settled in the agricultural community of Kettleman City, CA. There, he attended Kettleman City Elementary for most of K8 before returning to Mexico; attending 5th, 6th and most of 7th grade at Primera de Mayo in Guadalajara. In 1988 his family once again took a journey north, settling in Fort Bragg. He attended Fort Bragg High, gratuating in 1992, and joined the workforce with Louisiana Pacific for a season before taking up a job with Harvest Market. Ruben has been with Harvest for 23 years now, the last 13 at Harvest at Mendosas in Mendocino. Hired as a janitor, he worked his way up to Grocery Manager and assistant General Manager. Ruben has been married to his beautiful wife Lisa for 14 years and has two children, Kayleece who will be attending UC Davis in the fall and Liam who is just entering Dana Gray.
199 Livingston Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437