District 1 county Supervisor Tony Tirado called his first term on the Board of Supervisors "a beginning," and announced Monday he will seek re-election to the body.
"This is only the beginning to accomplish what I would like to accomplish," he said Tuesday. "As I stated from the beginning, this county has suffered from (economic) stagnation for so many years."
While campaigning for his first term, Tirado frequently decried the county's high unemployment levels, low median income, low average income and low level of economic development.
Tirado also has said the county's economy must be diversified in order to grow.
"We need to be, in a sense, a regional county and get out of the box," he said.
Tirado said improved job opportunities would result in an increase in worker skills.
"Our people deserve a better quality of life," he said.
Tirado said the county is on the right track with the new board and with new administration.