Sometimes it is time to move on to a new era.
Imperial County needs to move on to an era in which its leaders are articulate, well-educated people, people who can represent us elsewhere as professionals as we try to crawl out of California's economic basement.
That is a big part of the reason we support the election of Victor Carrillo as county supervisor for District 1. Along with being well-spoken and well-educated, Carrillo has done a fine job on the Calexico City Council as the city has grown and added amenities many other Imperial County cities don't have.
The Calexico council during Carrillo's tenure has gotten things done and lived up to its promises — a rare thing indeed in politics — and much of that has to do with Carrillo's leadership. Carrillo at times comes across as not wanting to be crossed, and that can be both a positive and a negative trait, but it ultimately is positive when the person is determined to do good things for a community.