Aguilar says she'd focus on problems, not disputes
Editor's note: Four candidates for San Luis city council are profiled below. Profiles of four other candidates appeared in Saturday's edition of The Sun.
SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Yolanda Aguilar says she plans to focus more on the city's problems rather than fighting amongst each other if she is elected in Tuesday's recall election.
When she started attending the San Luis City Council meetings about six months ago, she said she noted that the members would focus more on attacking each other than dealing with the residents' problems.
She is running to oust Carlos Bernal in the recall election, which appears on the same ballot as the city's primary election.
Although Aguilar does not have much political experience, she said if elected, she will work with the council members and Mayor Guillermina Fuentes on any programs that benefit the city and its residents.
Aguilar, 45, was born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., and lived in California for many years. She lived in Yuma for five years and has lived in San Luis for a year and four months.
Domestic violence is one problem she said she would focus on. Traffic on the streets is another problem, she noted. The port of entry is in need of improvement so traffic can flow more efficiently in the busy seasons, she said.
Aguilar also said the city needs more activities for young people
Aguilar has participated in programs in which she has worked with handicapped people, particularly the blind. She has also helped single mothers get on their feet and deal with their problems, she said.
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