The Calexico City Council will have two new members in December since both incumbents whose seats will be on the ballot, Maritza Hurtado and Armando Real, did not file to run.
The initial deadline to file for the Nov. 6 election was Aug. 10. Because at least one incumbent did not file, by state law the deadline for those seeking to replace them was extended to Aug. 15. The closing of the extended filing period was after the Calexico Chronicle/Imperial Valley Weekly deadline.
As of Aug. 10, candidates who did file for council are Javier Moreno, retired law enforcement agent; Rosie Fernandez, former Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District trustee; Camilo Garcia, works for the County Workforce Development Center; David Romero, businessman and member of the Calexico Economic Development and Financial Advisory Committee; Carlos Contreras, former county supervisor District 1 candidate; and former Calexico mayor and council member Joong Kim.
Meanwhile, for the Calexico Unified School District Board the three incumbents, Ciro Calderon, Lorenzo Calderon, and appointed incumbent Richard Romero are all seeking another term. They will be joined on the ballot by Jose Guillen, a retired school district employee, and Gloria Romo, a Heffernan board member and former Calexico school board member.
For Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District Board incumbents Sylvia Bernal, Norma Apodaca and Gloria Grijalva are seeking another term. Jaime Godinez, a physical activity instructor, will also vie for a seat. In addition to those races, County Supervisor District 1 will be up for grabs as John Renison will seek his third term against Calexico Mayor Pro Tem Jesus Eduardo Escobar.
Also on the ballot will be the Imperial Irrigation District Division 5 run-off between incumbent Norma Sierra-Galindo and Carlos Zaragoza for an area that includes the northeast part of Calexico.