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Imperial County reacts to Gov. Newsom recall campaign

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A new campaign is asking for the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-California), already receiving more than 900 thousand signatures, 4,000 of them from Imperial County.

A total of 1.5 million valid signatures are needed to force a special election under the California election code.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R-California) wrote a tweet announcing he was running for Governor while encouraging people to sign the "Recall" petition.

Gov. Newsom has received criticism for over-extensions of the stay-at-home order, and his admission last month that he dined at an opulent restaurant in Napa Valley while telling state residents to avoid social gatherings and to stay home.

“The shutdowns hurt a lot of jobs hurt a lot of jobs in any city or state, global,”said Alex Correa, Imperial County Resident.

“The governor in my mind is scary in the respect that he’s willing to raise taxes to some businesses that are going out of business and he’s gonna make it even more difficult for them to exist,” said Douglass Evers, Imperial County Resident. 

The Imperial Valley Democrats party Committee Chair Annette Gonzalez Buttner told us, “I want to see a Democrat in the Governor's seat as do most voters in Imperial County.  Much better for Democrats to have Newsom than to have Republican Kevin Faulconer from San Diego.  However, Gavin's consistent unwillingness to reach out via Spanish-language media erodes the support of his base voters.  Without Latino votes, he cannot survive politically. Eleni Koulanakis should fill the spot as California's first female governor. 

We reached out to the Imperial Valley Republicans and have not heard a response back.

California Politics / Imperial County / Top Stories

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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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