Candidates trade shots during IID Div. 1 Forum

Incumbent Juanita Salas and challenger Alex Cardenas had the opportunity to address the public during the candidate forum in El Centro on Thursday evening ahead of the June 5 election. EDWIN DELGADO PHOTO

EL CENTRO — The fifth and final Imperial Valley candidate forum had enough fireworks to serve as a worthy grand finale to the series.

Incumbent Imperial Irrigation District Division 1 Director Juanita Salas and her opponent, El Centro City Councilman and former Mayor Alex Cardenas not only had opposing views about energy and water policy, they also didn’t have very nice things to say about each other.

Staff Writer Edwin Delgado can be reached at or 760-337-3440.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.