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Imperial County residents chosen to attend state convention

The May 2023 State Convention will be held in Los Angeles from May 25-28

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The 2023 California Democratic State Convention will be hosted in Los Angeles this week and this time, Imperial County will be represented.

About 10 residents from Imperial County will attend the convention for four days. including the youngest delegate and an educator.

Michael Luellen who is 18 years old and Yulil Alonso Garza who is a teacher at Kiki Camarena Jr. High in Calexico said they are thrilled to be representing the Valley.

Both also see it as a chance to bring light to the issues the Valley has including education, lithium, and other resources for the county.

"Meeting together in LA, it’s a great opportunity to really engage. And as a delegate, show off Imperial County, you know, the fifth largest lithium deposit in the world," stated Michael Luellen, Imperial County Democratic Vice Chair.

"It’s my first time, which is going to be a learning experience. Which I hope also to put Imperial Valley on the map with our educators," said Yulil Alonso Garza, Calexico Unified School District Educator.

Residents serve as delegates for a two-year term.

The California Democratic Party (CADEM) will be hosting the state convention and have keynote speakers such as Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Governor Gavin Newsom, and many more.

CADEM will be welcoming delegates who will be discussing issues and helping build a brighter future for California.

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