Kimberly Barraza is running for the Desert Healthcare District Zone 6 seat in November.

Two vying for Desert Health District Zone 6 headquarters

Two Indio residents are vying for the Desert Healthcare District Zone 6 seat, the only contested race in the district. Kimberly Barraza, health policy advisor, and Chauncey L. Thompson, director of a CPA firm, are seeking four-year terms.

In the last election, voters supported dividing the council into seven zones. This year Karen Borja, who first held the Zone 6 seat, announced that she would not run again.

Based on newly redrawn district lines following the 2020 census, Area 6 covers parts of Indio and Coachella. The district is a local government agency that aims to help Coachella Valley residents receive health care resources, housing, food, and other services.

Barraza, 34, grew up in the Imperial Valley but spent her adult life in Indio. She has worked in the office of Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia for the past eight years as a district representative and political adviser.

She said the job allowed her to connect with constituents and “help residents in our neighborhood.”

“Not many people have the ability to serve the community in them, and I’ve been serving my community for 15 years since I moved to Indio,” Barraza said. She also worked with the Desert Healthcare District through Garcia’s office.

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