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New candidate joins race for Imperial County district attorney

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) -  The race for district attorney in Imperial County is heating up. Jason Amavisca announced on Wednesday he will also be running for the position.

The announcement was made at Bucklin Park in El Centro.

In 2000, Amavisca accepted a position in the Imperial County district attorney's office as a Deputy District Attorney.

"First of all the lawyers here are overworked just like our other prosecutors and they have to do more with fewer benefits, so what do we do to address that? We work hard to obtain a relationship with the board of directors, the funding source," he said.

Amavisca worked in this position for six years until he opened his own practice in El Centro. As of now, there are a total of four candidates running for the position.

In addition to Amavisca, Edgard Garcia, George Marquez, and Mario Vela are all in the race for district attorney.

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