I'm supporting Mr. Rudy Maldonado for Imperial Irrigation District Division 5.
Mr. Maldonado ran on an agenda to protect our water, keeping power rates low, improve customer services, bring economic development to the Valley and improve employee working conditions, and to this day he is still working on it, as he has for the last four years.
The IID was going to lose a handful of big power users. If they were lost the rest of the Valley rate-payers would have to make up the revenue the IID was going to lose. (Big power users help keep power rates low.) Mr. Maldonado, working with the power department and the other board members, worked on improving customer relations with these big power users, keeping power rates low.
In economic development he is working to bring industry that is going to help bring good-paying jobs to the entire Valley, not jobs only to a particular town, and new industry helps keep power rates low.