Episode 119 – Raul Ureña

Today I had the opportunity to have a talk with Calexico city council member and returning guest, Mr Raul Urena.  I first had the opportunity to talk to Mr Urena when he was running for the 2 year position for Calexico City Council, a race he won by a landslide against an incumbent.  If I’m not mistaken Raul is the youngest person elected to a city council position for the city of Calexico and with that came a lot of support from the young citizens of Calexico.  Raul has been really busy since the day he was sworn in to the city council, he’s been having a hard time getting his fellow council members pass some of his items one of the only things that he’s brought up to council was the creation of a local COVID committee, he feels that having a local committee who knows the needs of our community will help more people get tested and informed and bring our numbers down, it will also help take a load off from the county.  The relationship between the council members is not at it’s best right now and I feel that might have an impact on Raul to pass anything that he brings to the board.  Although these weren’t Raul’s exact words I got the feeling he’s banking on the fact that a lot of new young voters came out this last election to come out again when it’s time to elect a new city council member and vote someone who is not part of the “Old Calexico” leadership. Make sure you follow Raul on his Instagram page where he’s constantly posting updates on things going on in our community.  Huge thanks to my Anchor Sponsors Camilo Garcia, Jake, Sergio Armenta, Dents on Border, Castillo Bookkeeping, Sergio’s Tacos and Hotdogs and David Gastelum.  You can now listen to episode 117 with Jimmy Dorantes on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast.  You can also watch this and other episodes on our YouTube Channel. 

Picture courtesy of Raul Ureña.

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