Baja California appears to have gotten a fine leader in Eugenio Elorduy Walther, inaugurated as governor during a ceremony Thursday in Mexicali attended by Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Not only has Baja California gotten itself a new leader, the Imperial Valley has found itself with a new friend with strong ties to the Valley. Elorduy was born in Calexico and raised in Mexicali. He understands the issues affecting both sides of the border separately and collectively and he can use that knowledge to the benefit of Mexicali and the Imperial Valley.
Elorduy brings with him a strong ally in Fox, who is in the same party, National Action Party, as Elorduy. The two have been allies for many years. That Fox attended Elorduy's inauguration is a sign of that.
Elorduy already has shown his interest in working with the Imperial Valley. He has met with our officials to talk about issues of common interest and we expect to see much more communication.