View video interview with Joel Scalzitti: https://youtu.be/-O30iV7VXKw
By Miriam Raftery
Joel Scalzitti, past president of the Helix Water Board, is running for reelection in district 5, which includes portions of El Cajon, Granite Hills, Bostonia and Lakeside.
He’s served on the board for over 10 years, owns local businesses including a water service company for freeway construction, a donut shop and a deli. He also serves as a member of the San Diego County Water Authority Board and the Advanced Water Purification board. He’s also served on several Helix Water District committees, including the audit committee, water quality and resources committee, and a committee on parks. In addition, he led efforts to keep the Lake Jennings campground open.
He’s one of four candidates in the race, including Vickie Knight Butcher, Luis Tejeda, and Tyler Logan. (View our interview with Butcher.) Tejeda and Logan do not have ballot statements or campaign websites that we could find.
Scalzitti has depth of experience in water issues and says he has a "passion for public service." Here are highlights of Joel Scalzitti’s responses to our questions: