We welcome two new key Mexican officials to their posts — Eugenio Elorduy Walther, recently elected governor of Baja California, and Jaime Diaz Ochoa, recently elected mayor of Mexicali, the city right across the border from the Imperial Valley.
Clearly, those are two influential positions that can have a direct effect on the Imperial Valley, which we saw with Victor Hermosillo, the departing Mexicali mayor. Hermosillo made it his business to forge a relationship with officials on this side of the border. He was involved with the signing of pacts with Imperial County officials to work together for the mutual benefit of communities on both sides of the border. We credit Hermosillo for his efforts.
It will fall on Diaz to continue that relationship and we are confident he will. Like Hermosillo, he is a member of the business-oriented PAN party. He likely realizes the Imperial and Mexicali valleys are closely linked and the prosperity of both communities can be better fostered by working together.