Pending departure of county CEO ‘huge loss’

Tony Rouhotas Jr. told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday he will not be renewing his contract as county CEO at year's end. COURTESY PHOTO

Imperial County Chief Executive Officer Tony Rouhotas Jr., whose tenure has included arguably some of the most tumultuous events in the area’s 120-year history, announced Tuesday he is leaving the job effective Dec. 31.

“I think it’s a huge loss for our county. He built a great bridge between the county, our citizens and the Board (of Supervisors),” said District 1 Supervisor Jesus Eduardo Escobar.

Staff Writer Gary Redfern can be reached at or (760) 337-3415.

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