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Carrillo ready to set the record straight regarding a successor

February 05, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Mayor Victor Carrillo said a recent story in this newspaper was incomplete and he wants to set the record straight.

A few weeks ago, Carrillo was asked what would happen if he beat incumbent Supervisor Tony Tirado in their race for the District 1 seat on the county Board of Supervisors.

If Carrillo wins election to the county board, a seat on the Calexico City Council would open up Jan. 1, 2003.

Carrillo said he would consider nominating someone for the City Council's consideration if he is elected to the Board of Supervisors.


What wasn't reported? Carrillo said he would do so "to save Calexico taxpayers and prospective candidates the cost of an election for someone to serve only a year in office."

Carrillo said the council also could entertain letters of interest from prospective candidates.

Ultimately, Carrillo said it is up to the voters.

"It's their right to have a special election if that's what they wish. Their vote is their voice," he said.

City Clerk Lourdes Cordova said, "It's up to the council. They can appoint someone from the community or hold an election."

>>Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or

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