Incumbent Turlock Irrigation Director Joe Alamo is one of two candidates for the TID Division 3 Director seat. He will face retired electric supervisor Dan Agundez in the Nov. 5 election.
The following information was submitted to TurlockCityNews.com by Alamo.
Name: Joe Alamo
Occupation: Self-employed dairyman, agribusinessman
I grew up on a dairy in my current district. Upon completion of my Bachelor of Science Degree in Agribusiness from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I returned to Stanislaus County. I currently manage a dairy and farming operation with my two brothers. As a dairyman and agribusinessman, I care for animals, manage employees, and make sure we have fiscal integrity. I am a current member and past president of the Central Counties Dairy Herd Improvement Association. Also, I am a director of the Turlock Pentecost Association, an active member of the Cabrillo Civic Club, member of Western United Dairyman and Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. For the past four years, I have been a Turlock Irrigation District Director.
What drove you to run for the TID Board?
I am running for re-election because I want to continue to maintain reliable and affordable power and water for TID customers. I believe we need to be efficient and have reasonable rates for our ratepayers and adequate water for our farmers.
What do you see as the single most pressing issue facing TID?
The most pressing issue facing TID is controlling rates. I feel the founding fathers of the irrigation district had amazing foresight, and we need to continue the tradition of providing the lowest possible rates.
Why are you the best candidate for the Division 3 seat?
I am a hard working individual that is willing to listen to all stakeholders and continue to be involved in the community. While on the Board, I have utilized my business experience to help make useful and informed decisions.
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