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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia secures third term

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA,KECY)- Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia who represents Imperial Valley in the state capitol has secured a third term.

“I think that's a testament to the great work our entire team has done, we have an amazing team working in the district as well as in Sacramento representing what I believe is the interest of Imperial County,” said Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D). 

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia says his reelection means that he will continue to expand current programs. Assemblymember Garcia has been a staunch advocate for ending digital redlining—and making sure all students in imperial Valley have internet access.

“We will be proposing a number of legislative fixes for programs  that exist for local communities to improve infrastructure related to connectivity when it comes to internet services.”

Garcia also says as COVID rises vulnerable communities need more access to resources like personal protective equipment.

“You can expect additional investments into these hotspot areas that specifically are home to essential workers agriculture communities like ours will require us to pay additional attention,” said Garcia.

Assemblyman Garcia added that he will also focus his efforts on securing federal money to clean up the Salton Sea.

Imperial County

Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”

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