San Luis candidate profile:Incumbent Luna says he knows city and its needs
Editor's note: Four candidates for San Luis city council are profiled below. Similar profiles of the remaining four candidates will appear in Monday's edition of The Sun.
SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Luis Luna says if there's anyone who knows San Luis, it's him.
Though born in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., the 25-year-old city councilman grew up in the Arizona border city and says it will always be home.
'I've lived in California and some places in Mexico for a couple months at a time,' Luna said. 'But I wanted to come back because I didn't feel at home.'
Luna was elected to the council in 2002 and says he has learned a lot since then. He said he will work hard to serve residents' needs if he is re-elected in Tuesday's primary election.
He is one of six candidates competing for three seats. One other seat is being contested by two candidates in a recall election that will appear on the same ballot.
"I will not stop until I give the people what I told them I would give them," Luna said. "I know their necessities because I grew up with them."
Goals Luna said he would work to achieve are better parks, improved street lighting in the city and a recreational center for young people.
"There's nothing to do here in San Luis. You can either sit and watch TV or go hang out with your friends. But that's not what we really want."
If he can make any changes in a new term, Luna said he will vote to replace the city administration with others he said would be more focused on the city's needs.
Luna went to Arizona Western College for about a year and a half. He said he did not finish AWC because he started working and associating with business people. He said he worked at Sunset Nursery for a while with his dad and then started his own business dealing with custom wheels, which he said he had to close because he was too busy with politics and campaigning. He is currently unemployed.
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