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Candidates Ready to Campaign for November Election

-Editorial

And it’s off to the races again as election season is officially back now that candidates have filed their nomination papers to run in the General Election.

This time the city council races, school boards, and special districts will be the focus. The Imperial County Registrar of Voters has announced the filing period for several contests included in the Consolidated General Election scheduled for November 8, 2022, has been extended.

For Calexico City Council it will be Raul Ureña, Rosie Arreola-Fernandez, Gilberto Manzanarez, Morris Reisen, Bill Hodge, Blanca Morales, and Jerry Espinoza.

El Centro has Sonia Carter, Jason Jackson, and Tomás Oliva. Cheryl Walker decided not to run for re-election.

Pursuant to Election Code 10516, if a Declaration of Candidacy for any incumbent elective officer of a district is not filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2022, any person other than the incumbent shall have until 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 to file a Declaration of Candidacy for the elective office.

Extension declarations for council seats for the cities of Brawley, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial and Westmorland are pending confirmation from the respective City Clerk Offices.

Eligible candidates will have until 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022, to file a Declaration of Candidacy.  Those wishing to submit a Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications must do so at the time their Declaration of Candidacy is filed. A Statement of Qualifications is a 200-word or less statement from the candidate that is included in the Voter’s Information Guide.  Filing a Statement of Qualifications is not mandatory for candidacy.

Declaration of Candidacy forms may be obtained through the Imperial County Registrar of Voters located at 940 West Main Street, Suite 206, El Centro, CA 92243.  For more information visit their website at www.elections.imperialcounty.org or call (442) 265-1060.

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