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Imperial CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 2

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Luis A. Plancarte

5,919 votes (54.17%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restoration of the Salton Sea and protecting our water
  • Economic development, business retention and attraction
  • Education, employment training and job creation



Commissioner, Imperial County Parks and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2012–current)
Chair, City of El Centro, Personnel Appeals Board — Appointed position (2010–current)
Commissioner, City of El Centro Planning Commission — Appointed position (1996–2010)


University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science , Concentration in Management (2005)

Community Activities

President, Imperial Valley Human Resources Assn. SHRM (2011–current)
Member, Imperial County Office of Education, College & Career Readiness Initiative (2015–current)
Member, Pst Board Member, Rotary International of El Centro (2005–current)
Member, Past Board Member, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (2005–current)
Member, Past President, Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Valley (2009–current)


As a lifelong Imperial Valley resident, I am dedicated to my family and to improving our area. With decades of commitment to improving the community’s way of life, I have the time and tools to help us overcome our challenges and create a better community for us all. 

I have more than 30 years’ experience in private business and a degree in business management. I excel at working on multiple projects. Collaborating with people qualifies me to serve in a position where private business, experience in consensus building and responsible long term planning are essential. Please visit our website for additional information.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council

Individuals (1)

  • Claudia Camarena, Primary Election Candidate fpr Supervisor District #2

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have gained the support of business groups and working families alike. They understand my commitment to work on issues that threaten our quality of life, including the restoration of the Salton Sea, protecting our water, improving roads, economic development, business retention and attraction, education, employment training and job creation.

Videos (2)

Luis Plancarte - Platform Details — October 25, 2016 Conveyor Group

When elected, my priorities will include:

  • Economic Development - creating a more responsive, collaborative and supportive environment for attracting and retaining businesses County-wide.
  • Job Creation and Training - improving the availability of relevant career technical training programs while building a prepared workforce to help generate and sustain new industries.
  • Salton Sea Restoration - taking action now to ensure long-term stability, cleaner air, a healthier environment and the future viability of the entire region.
  • Protection of Water Rights - partnering with the IID and other key stakeholders to proactively protect the lifeblood of our community for many generations to come.
  • Educational Opportunities - providing more opportunities and incentives for educational advancement and better access to affordable academic programs.
  • Improving Quality of Life - cultivating programs and services in our community which will enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for children, families and seniors.
  • Infrastructure Improvement - emphasizing the need for ongoing maintenance while establishing prioritized initiatives to improve roadways, bridges and other County facilities.
  • Fiscal Responsibility - facilitating a balanced budget while ensuring resources are properly allocated to benefit all residents - including investing in and retaining County staff.









Meet The Candidate — October 25, 2016 Conveyor Group

As Imperial County residents we are faced with many important regional issues, including infrastructure improvements and maintenance, water, economic development and job creation.

I am asking you to elect me to the Board of Supervisors to help address those factors so critical to the long-term growth of our communities. I bring problem solving skills to the table and have a long standing record of coalition building in both the public and private sectors. 

My extensive background working with and leading people uniquely qualifies me to serve you in a position where consensus building and responsible long term planning are essential.

As an Imperial Valley native and lifelong resident, I have spent the last 25 years in El Centro raising my family and have invested nearly 40 years helping to improve my community.

My commitment started as a teen and continues today with my involvement in chambers of commerce, youth programs, and several other community building organizations.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, as well as certifications in human resources, adult education and personal development.

Most importantly, I am looking forward to putting my skills to work on your behalf.

Thank you in advance for your vote,



Luis Plancarte

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