Population 2010

174,528

Population 2020

179,702

Registered Voters

60,690

Republicans

14,413

Democrat

30,599

Minor Party

957

No Party

1,402

Municipalities

City Name Population 
Brawley24,953 
Calexico38,633
Calipatria7,710
El Centro44,322
Holtville5,939
Imperial18,120
Westmorland2,014

Clerk

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

District 1 Jesus Edcobar 
District 2 Luis. A Placarte
District 3 Michael Kelley 
District 4 Ryan Kelley 
District 5Ray Castillo 

School Board

Member 1 David Ross
Member 2 Jill Tucker
Member 3 Victor Lopez
Member 4 Liliana Cañez
Member 5John Denault

Brief Political History

Previously strongly Republican, Imperial County is now a Democratic stronghold in presidential, congressional and local elections. The last Republican to win a majority in the county was George H. W. Bush in 1988.

On November 4, 2008, Imperial County voted 69.7% for Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages, showing more support for the proposition than any other strongly Democratic county. After Prop 8 was declared unconstitutional by a lower federal court, Imperial County continued to defend Proposition 8 in the federal judicial system. However, on February 6, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied Imperial County legal standing in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Imperial County is in California's 51st congressional district, represented by Democrat Juan Vargas. In the state legislature, the county is in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia,[54] and the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Hueso.

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