Dr. Brian Tyson looks to represent the Imperial Valley in Congress
Dr. Tyson says more support to law enforcement across the Valley needed - News 11's Wiley Jawhary reports
EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The race to represent Imperial County at the state capitol is heating up after Dr. Brian Tyson announced he's running for U.S. Congress earlier this month.
Tyson announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress in February. He says he wants to give the Valley what it deserves; more attention, more proper healthcare, and more money.
If Tyson wins the primary, he would be going up against U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz in the midterm elections.
Ruiz however grew up in Coachella, Tyson says the reason the Valley is in distress is due to a lack of local leadership.
"We need to make sure we have someone who is going to fight for the Imperial Valley," he explained.
Tyson says he wants to put control back in the hands of residents across the Imperial Valley.
"Our government is designed to be for the people by the people and not over the people, and right now if you look at it, both sides, its the government over the people," he said.
Tyson also wants to give attention to law enforcement agencies across the Imperial Valley.
Tyson says his urgent care facility has treated about 9,500 patients with COVID-19 in the last two years with treatments like monoclonal antibodies.
Tyson says he welcomes a discussion with any doctor regarding his treatments for COVID-19. Reporting in El Centro I’m Wiley Jawhary