Brawley’s Steve Vasquez Announces Run For Leimgruber’s Seat

By
Chris Furguson
Former Brawley Council member Steve Vasquez announced his intent to run for the District 5 Board of Supervisors seat currently held by Wally Leimgruber during the June 2010 elections.
Vasquez had run against Leimgruber eight years ago, but lost in a close election.  Now, after eight more years of experience, Vasquez feels he is more knowledgeable in the ways of the county.
In November, Vasquez said he was thinking about running for the county seat, but wasn’t fully ready to announce his intentions.  Vasquez had also claimed towards the end of his term on the Brawley City Council that his political career wasn’t over.
“Some might say that this is the end of my political career,” Vasquez said at his last meeting as a councilman.  “But this may be a beginning as well.”

Vasquez served on the Brawley council for 16 years, serving four terms as Mayor.  Prior to that, Vasquez was a member of the city’s Planning Commission.
Among Vasquez’s most recent accomplishments, he cites the coming of Wal-Mart, the building of a new water treatment plant, the coming of the SDSU-IV campus east of the city and having parts of the city declared an enterprize zone.
Leimgruber, who has served on the Board of Supervisors for the past 12 years, is the current president of the board.

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