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BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA | November 10, 2011
El Centro City Council incumbent Jon Edney is now about 20 votes closer to challenger Jason Jackson, according to the latest update from the county registrar office. As of yesterday Jackson was 83 votes head of Edney, now that distance is reduced to 62. Other county races remain substantially unchanged. The latest figures come from the roughly 600 mail-in votes turned at the county registrar Monday and Tuesday, said county elections coordinator Debra Porter. "We still have a little over 1,300 (votes)
OPINION
By E.A. DEN | El Centro | October 19, 2010
The stakes for this election are now higher than ever on the issue of life and the fate of millions of pre-born children. That includes U.S. Senate seats and U.S. House races. In March, Congress passed legislation that will bring about a government run health care system. It is moving us closer to making abortions much easier and having us fund and expand abortion coverage. Obama-centered health care reform embraces full and complete coverage of abortion. The new Congress elected in November must explicitly exclude abortion in health care reform legislation.
NEWS
BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | January 6, 2012
The filing period for the supervisorial election opens Feb. 13, but county Supervisor Jack Terrazas is already looking ahead with the announcement of his re-election bid Thursday. Terrazas is chairman of the board and represents District 2, which encompasses Heber, Ocotillo and a portion of El Centro. His four-year term is up in December, and so are the seats of supervisors Gary Wyatt and Michael Kelley. Supervisorial elections are set for the first Tuesday in June. “I really enjoy what I do,” responded Terrazas when asked about his reasons for re-election.
OPINION
By RICARDO PERDIZ | Brawley | November 2, 2012
Bob Filner is not running for Congress this year. Now we have Juan Vargas. At the fair every year the veterans have a booth. Juan was there and he never stopped by to say hi to the veterans, he would rather talk to the judges. His representative was asked to come to veterans meetings and they never showed up. This tells me as a veteran in the Imperial Valley, that Juan Vargas will not care about the veterans. A vote for Juan Vargas is a strike against the veterans. Plus, how can I vote for a person who runs a very dirty campaign.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 28, 2011
There has not been a council race in a long time in Imperial. I am not happy with our elected officials and want to run for City Council. When is the next election? — Contender, Imperial With the November 2012 election for seats set to expire held by Imperial City Councilmen Doug Cox and Mark Gran, the city will have gone a full decade without an election. With the exception of one councilman, Rick Breland, who first came on in 2006, the members of the Imperial City Council have been in place for at least 10 years apiece.
NEWS
Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | November 2, 2010
An election update is expected before midnight, said an election office official. The last results were posted at 10:41 p.m., with 7,568 ballots counted, according to the preliminary results. Almost 55,000 people are registered to vote within the county.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | June 7, 2011
BRAWLEY -- A resolution tied to the Nov. 8 election of three City Council seats here will be discussed tonight during the council’s regular meeting. Council members are expected to adopt the resolution that calls for having both the local school district board race and that of the City Council’s to be consolidated, or joined, for the upcoming election in November. Typically city councils opt to consolidate their elections in order to increase voter turnout. Councilmen George Nava, Ryan Kelley and Mayor Don Campbell are up for election.
SPORTS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | January 14, 2012
The filing period for the Imperial County supervisorial election opens Feb. 13, and Friday, exactly a month before that date, Imperial County  Supervisor Michael Kelley announced he will run for re-election this summer. Kelley was just elected the chairman of the board Tuesday and represents District 2, which includes Imperial and a portion of El Centro. His four-year term is up in December, and so are the terms of Supervisors Gary Wyatt and Jack Terrazas. Kelley is the second of the three announcing a re-election bid. “I am seeking re-election because the magnitude and complexity of issues and opportunities facing Imperial County are staggering,” Kelley said in a press statement.
NEWS
BY ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 9, 2010
Though percentages changed, no candidates have moved into winning positions in the most recent November election update posted Monday. More than 1,200 additional ballots have been counted and added to final results posted the day after the election, according to the preliminary results. John Renison increased his lead for the District 1 supervisor race by less than a percent, taking him to 55.71 percent. Wally Leimgruber’s deficit in the District 5 supervisor race decreased, bringing him to 42.44 percent to Raymond Castillo’s 57.07 percent, according to preliminary results.
NEWS
By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | November 6, 2012
HOLTVILLE - Just 20 votes separated the three newly elected Holtville City Council members from their two former challengers. David Bradshaw, James Predmore and Virginia Ward will likely be joining the rest of the Holtville City Council next year after being elected to serve four years with the city, according to final preliminary votes from Tuesday's election. Current council member Bradshaw took the lead with 431 votes, or 21.49 percent. Following close behind were Predmore, with 412 votes, or 21.49 percent, and Ward, with 402 votes, or 20.97 percent.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | August 6, 2013
CALEXICO - The Calexico Unified School District board will meet again Thursday in hopes of filling a board vacancy and avoiding a costly election. Imperial County Office of Education Superintendent Anne Mallory said it's estimated that a special election would cost the district between $37,000 and $50,000. “I hope they're able to come to some consensus and choose a board member,” she said. “I think those dollars could be spent in a much better way for the children and district than on a special election.” The board voted to provisionally appoint someone to fill former board trustee Joong Kim's vacancy, and if a decision is not made Thursday, ICOE will have to order a special election.
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NEWS
By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | July 13, 2013
Elections will be held in a number of districts Nov. 5 in the Imperial Valley, according to an announcement by the Imperial County Registrar of Voters. Some of the offices for which candidates may be nominated are for short terms, to complete unexpired terms. There are a number of open seats on Imperial County school district boards of trustees. Two trustees may be nominated to the Brawley Elementary School District for four-year terms each. Three trustees may be nominated to the Calipatria School District for four-year terms each, and one trustee may be nominated for two years to complete an unexpired term.
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BY KARINA LOPEZ | Staff Writer | April 12, 2013
IMPERIAL - The Imperial Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously appointed David Ross, a long-time Imperial resident, to fill the vacant board seat at a special meeting here Thursday. Ross was one of eight candidates vying for the open seat that was vacated in February by then- board President George Kemper. Ross will fill Kemper's unexpired term until November of this year and will have the option of running for a two- or four-year seat. “I had been interested in (becoming a board member)
NEWS
BY KARINA LOPEZ | Staff Writer | April 10, 2013
IMPERIAL - The Imperial Unified School District Board of Trustees will hear from eight candidates vying for the empty board seat at a special meeting here Thursday. The seat became available in February when then-board President George Kemper resigned for personal reasons. The candidates include Juan Aguilera, Stanley Armstrong, Chad Cooper, Gilbert Grijalva, Arturo Mejia, David Ross, Eddie Sanchez and Patricia Thompson. Each candidate will be interviewed before the board and following the final interview, the Board of Trustees will vote and provisionally appoint the new member to the board.
NEWS
By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | March 14, 2013
Local church officials and residents reacted with a sense of optimism Wednesday to the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio was elected pope a little more than one month after his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, announced his resignation. Bergoglio is the first non-European pontiff in more than 1,200 years, and the first Jesuit to lead the church. Perhaps indicating his mindset, Bergoglio will be called Pope Francis after St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic friar renowned for his humility and dedication to the poor and the environment.
NEWS
ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | March 12, 2013
The election to fill the vacated 40th state Senate District was held Tuesday in Imperial County, San Diego and Riverside, and preliminary results show Ben Hueso on his way to win them all. In Imperial County, final preliminary results show Hueso has 51.82 percent of the votes. In Riverside and San Diego, Hueso also tops the list. Meanwhile, five other individuals, including write-in candidates Rafael Estrada and Craig Fiegener were also competing for the seat Democrat Juan Vargas vacated when he won a seat in the House of Representatives last year.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 11, 2013
It's not a presidential election. There are no propositions, no local boards or councils. There are no big, showy races that have been heavy on dirt and heavier on import. Nope, it's just a one-item ballot special election today to see who will fill the vacated state Senate seat left when U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, took his congressional post earlier this year. Today voters in the state's 40th Senatorial District will be asked to choose between obvious frontrunner Assemblyman and Democrat Ben Hueso of Encinitas, Democrat Anna Nevenic of Cathedral City, Republicans Hector Raul Gastelum and Xanthi Gionis, both of Chula Vista, and write-in candidates and Democrats Rafael Estrada of Chula Vista and Craig Fiengener of Riverside.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | March 11, 2013
Voters today will elect the successor to the state Senate seat vacated by Juan Vargas. Six individuals will vie for the District 40 seat that represents all of Imperial County and parts of San Diego and Riverside counties. On the Republican ticket, businesswoman, author and professor Xanthi Gionis will square off against Hector Raul Gastelum. Gionis is a resident of Chula Vista who holds degree in law and medicine. She had campaigned last year for the U.S. representative for the 51st District.
NEWS
Staff report | March 4, 2013
The county Registrar of Voters office needs more than 25 poll workers to staff 15 polling places for the March 12 Special Primary Election. Although poll workers are needed throughout the county, the office is particularly in need of staffing the cities of Brawley, El Centro and Calexico. Poll Workers are paid $65 to serve as an election clerk or $75 as an Inspector on Election Day. No experience is necessary, but workers must be a U.S. citizens, county residents and at least 18 years old. For more information on openings contact the registrar at 760-482-4226.
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