By: Mario Conde, reporter
A new day in county leadership begins on January 7 as imperial county officials took oath of office lead my Judge Ruth Montenegro. The officials raised their right hand and promised to do their jobs at the best of their ability.
The re-elected and elected county official taking their oath for the next four years were District 5 Supervisor Raymond R. Castillo, District 1 Supervisor-Elect Jesus Eduardo Escobar, Auditor-Controller Elect Josue Mercado, Assessor Robert Menvielle, Clerk/Recorder, Chuck Storey, District Attorney Gilbert G. Ortero, Superintendent of Schools Todd Finnell, Sheriff Raymond Loera and Treasurer-Tax Collector Karen Vogel.
Each of them officially began their term Monday, January 7 and started working that same day. They will each work with the community and the county staff to improve the quality of life for Imperial Valley residents.