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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Distrito de Riego de South BayCandidato para Director, Division 4

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Hector Maciel Martinez

Water Engineer/Businessman
4,301 votos (55.5%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Find savings in the operation of water agency to avoid raising water rates.
  • Use local water resources to avoid imported water purchases. This could save millions per year for the water agency.
  • Support fixed-income and low water users by establishing a basic lifeline water service level that is affordable for these families.



Profesión:Water Engineer, Businessman
Housing Developer, Licensed Contractor, Self Employed (2014–current)
Water Engineering Manager, Sweewater Authority (1988–2014)
Board Member, Director, Vice-President, Eastlake III Home Owners Association — Cargo elegido (2008–2010)
Member, Chula Vista Elementary School District Budget Advisory Comiitee — Cargo designado (2001–2003)
Water Treatment Specialist, US Army (1988–1996)
Mathematics and Structural Engineering Professor, New School of Architecture (1987–1991)


National University Masters, Public Administration (2012)
National University Masters, Business Administration (2010)
San Diego State University Bachelors, Civil Engineer (1988)
Southwestern College Associates Degree, Engineering (1985)
Chula Vista High School Diploma, High School (1982)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member, Child Development Associates (2016–current)
Board Member, South Bay YMCA (2011–2015)
Board Member, Chula Vista Rangers Soccer Club (2003–2008)
Coach, AYSO (1998–2003)


I am a state of California licensed civil engineer with 26 years of experience at Sweetwater Authority. I know the Chula Vista water distribution system and I know where the opportunities are for saving.

I have two masters degrees. One in business administration and the second one in public administration. I attended Chula Vista High School, Southwestern College, San Diego State and National University. 

I spent 8 years in the US Army as a water treatment specialist.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Sweetwater Rate Payers Associatoin Mike Seiler
  • Past South Bay Irrigation District Division 5 Director Ernesto Zamudio
  • South Bay Irrigation District Division 3 Director Jose Preciado

Funcionarios electos (8)

  • Chula Vista City Council Steve Padilla
  • Otay Water District Board Member Mitch Thompson
  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas
  • Represenative Juan Vargas, 51st Congressional District
  • California State Senator Ben Hueso, 40th DIstrict
  • California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, 80th District
  • South Bay Irrigation District Division 2 Director Jose Cerda
  • Nick Segura, Sweetwater Union High School District

Individuos (2)

  • Sweetwater Rate Payers Association Vicky Baumgarner,
  • Dave Schlesinger US Navy Captain (Ret) Sweetwater Rate Payers Association

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

I see water rates continuing to increase while the salaries of those on a fixed income are not increasing. We need to seriously look at options to maintain current water rates BY ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY SPENDING.

I see people’s bills increasing, even as their conservation increases. However, those who conserve water deserve to be truly rewarded for their effort.

I want to create a lifeline water rate for senior citizens so they don’t have to spend more of their limited resources on their water bill.

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