Imperial Valley voters have some tough choices come March 5. In many races there are more good, qualified candidates than there are seats available.
Imperial Irrigation District Division 1 is not one of those races.
During his first four-year term on the IID board, Andy Horne has been a zealous protector of the Valley's water rights who has shown he is more concerned with serving the needs of the common man than kowtowing to special interests. That is why some of those special interests loathe him so much and desperately want him off the board.
Horne also has proven to be a formidable battler outside the Valley for our way of life. At forums and workshops around the West, Horne might make a first impression of being an aw-shucks country boy, but soon everyone in the room knows he is bright, adroit and knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand.