Retired electric supervisor Dan Agundez is one of two candidates for the Turlock Irrigation District Division 3 Director seat. He will face incumbent Joe Alamo in the Nov. 5 election.
The following information was submitted to TurlockCityNews.com by Agundez.
Name: Daniel Agundez
Occupation: Retired from Pacific Gas & Electric after 40 years of service, the past 15 years as electric supervisor in Los Banos.
My wife Sue and I have lived in the Turlock Irrigation District Division 3 for more than 33 years and I lived in Stanislaus County for more than 60 years. I farmed 300 acres in the early seventies, while working for PG&E as a lineman. My wife Sue and I continue to farm 10 acres in west Modesto raising dairy goats as a hobby. Our sons and daughters are married and we have five grandsons, who all love the farm life.
What drove you to run for the TID Board?
To ensure accountability to TID customers; I want to provide affordable and efficient water and power with “OPEN AND TRANSPARENT LEADERSHIP” from the TID board and administration.
What do you see as the single most pressing issue facing TID?
The lack of accountability, transparency and leadership. All TID meetings (are) held at 9:00 AM, when everyone is working and can't attend. The use of outside contractors that are not qualified to do the work causing $51,000.00 worth of damage to a residential home, by an electrical contractor. The lack of timely response to customers' concerns about large pumps, drying up (their) wells.
Why are you the best candidate for the Division 3 seat?
I have 40 years of electrical experience. I worked with water districts in the Los Banos area to provide efficient and reliable service so they in turn could serve the farming community.
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