Imperial Irrigation District campaign heats up

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Candidates motivated to bring about change in the Imperial Irrigation District – reports News 11’s Wiley Jawhary

IMPERIAL, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) – Imperial Irrigation District (IID) candidates are starting to make their voices heard for the June 7 election.

There are five divisions for the IID and three of these divisions are eligible for re-election. Divisions one, three and five.

Alex Cardenas is a candidate for re-election for the first division. He currently sits on the IID board and says his experience speaks for itself.

“Experience, I encourage voters to watch the candidate forum and there is a clear distinction between me and the challenger,” he said.

Cardenas faces Andrew Arevalo, also a candidate for the first division. Arevalo says he would seek to protect the water resources of the Imperial Valleys.

Division Five, on the other hand, is currently occupied by Norma Galindo, who is also eligible for re-election. Galindo is also adamant about defending the district’s water rights.

In a statement released to KYMA, Galindo says she has the experience to continue protecting the district’s water rights.

“Under my tenure as President, we have defeated the vested interests of a select group of millionaire farmers who believe they should be the only ones who own our water allocation and determine how it is distributed to water users. “, she said.

Imperial Councilor and former Mayor Karin Eugenio is also a candidate for Division Five and says she seeks to bring a healthier work environment to IID.

“I felt it was time for me to do something different, and IID at this time because of his condition and because of the constant fighting, I felt I could use what I learned at the city council to bring to the IID,” she said.

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