Join Rich Valdes, “Your liberty-loving Latino amigo,” “The voice of Hispanic conservatives”Previously, Valdes was staffer in Governor Chris Christie’s administration and Director of Operations at Project Veritas, Valdes is a proud American of Puerto Rican heritage, a Gen-Xer, born in Brooklyn, NY, and spent his teen years in Hudson County, NJ. At 16 years old, while still in High School, Valdes turned a hair cutting hobby in his dad’s apartment into an actual barbershop business. Valdes is a co-founder of a charter school and served as a school board member.