Government Affairs



Government Affairs provides assistance to the general manager so that policies of the Board of Directors are fulfilled, assists with the formulation of strategies and communicates with customers, both internal and external, using all available informational tools and technologies to enhance the district's image and political positions. This section works closely with local, state and federal elected officials to ensure the mission of the district ls able to be fulfilled without undue interference caused by restrictive legislation or compounded by excessive regulations.


Antonio Ortega
Government Affairs & Communications Officer, Imperial Irrigation District

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Antonio Ortega is the government affairs & communications officer at the Imperial Irrigation District.

He is responsible for coordinating the district’s government affairs programs and activities to deliver maximum value from IID’s water and energy resource portfolio. To this end, he promotes IID policies, programs and initiatives through liaison, communication, coordination and interaction with federal, state and regional governmental and legislative agencies.

Prior to joining the district, he served as senior field representative for Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez and has also worked in the State Capitol as a legislative aide for Assemblyman Hector De La Torre and Sen. Abel Maldonado.

Mr. Ortega is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside, having earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2006.


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For more information regarding IID's Government Affairs Section, please call 760-339-9249.