Leimgruber will seek re-election as District 5 rep

September 19, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

District 5 Supervisor Wally Leimgruber announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to the county board.

Leimgruber said his first term's major accomplishment was ensuring the county has a reserve fund.

"This is the first time in county history we've had a fund balance," he said. "Because of it we've been able to compensate county employees fairly and give raises where needed, including public safety employees."

Leimgruber made his announcement at the board's meeting, and sent out press releases.

He said in his second four-year term he would like to see the county's economy diversify. He said agriculture is and will continue to be the principal economic engine, but that diversification is needed, such as dairies and a milk-processing plant.

Leimgruber also said he would like the county to have a four-year California State University campus or an expansion of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus.


Leimgruber's press release states he will emphasize public safety and the need to keep county public lands open to the public.

"I ran four years ago to get things done, and I think we have accomplished a great deal in county government during that time," the press release states. "I'm proud of my record on the county board and intend to run a vigorous campaign based on the issues."

Leimgruber is a Holtville native and third-generation Imperial Valley farmer. He lives in rural Holtville with his wife, Marjie.

Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.

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