RIVERSIDE COUNTY -

 Congressman Ruiz has announced his engagement to Ms. Monica Rivers.

Dr. Ruiz proposed to Ms. Monica Rivers in December 2013 at sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park

"It is with my heart's delight to announce that Monica and I are engaged to be married. She has been with me through thick and thin; she is my best friend, my partner, and confidant. With God's blessings we look forward to embark in our life's most important journey of starting a family and sharing a life together."