The son of farmworkers, Raul was raised in Coachella and attended local public schools.
In 1990, Raul asked neighbors to invest in his dream of becoming a doctor in the Coachella Valley.
Raul earned a degree from UCLA and became the first Latino to earn three graduate degrees from Harvard.
Raul returned to the Coachella Valley as an ER doctor and helped start the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative.
Most recently, Dr. Ruiz cared for his neighbors at the non-profit Eisenhower Medical Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer for me and other Democratic candidates, come to the Democratic Headquarters of the Desert or one of the many California Democratic Party offices located in our area, open 9:00am-8:00pm everyday.

Banning
1508 W Ramsey (in the Sears shopping center)
951-849-2333
Hemet
118 E Florida St. (between State St. and Harvard St.)
951-766-5057
Democratic HQ of the Desert
67555 E Palm Canyon Drive (across from the Target)
760-328-9425
Desert Hot Springs
13148 Palm Drive (in the Stater Brothers shopping center)
323-849-8896
Palm Springs
180 N Luring (near Tahquitz Canyon and Sunrise, behind Del Taco)
917-239-5445
Indio
81765 Highway 111 Suite #1 (by the Metro 8 move theater)
760-408-6259