I recently became a citizen of this country and am proud to say that I will be voting for the first time in this up coming election of March 5.
In order to make informed decisions, I have been doing my "homework." I have been reading up on the propositions, talking to different people who are more familiar with the electoral process than I, and I have also attended some of the forums that different organizations of this county have sponsored.
I have noticed that Mr. Rudy Maldonado, Imperial Irrigation District director, District 5, who currently wants to be re-elected to this position, has been visibly absent from these proceedings, at least from the ones that I have attended.
I don't know Mr. Maldonado. We have never met. That is why I am making an effort to attend these forums, so that I will know whom I'm casting my vote for. But it seems that Mr. Maldonado does not want to take the time to attend these events.