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.