Election Day is November 4
EDUCATE AND ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY
Hector is the father of three adult children and is married to Maribeth Bandas. We adopted another dog, Naila, from the Helen Woodward Animal Center in 2011.
As I reflect on Nov. 4, I have to say, I’m very pleased with my first attempt at running for office. Yes, I lost my bid for the Leucadia Wastewater Board of Directors, but what I learned will serve me well next time.
Thank you to all who supported my candidacy and to those who voted for me. A special thank you to Carol Law from the Democratic Club who convinced me to run, Olga Diaz for being my inspiration and to my wife for being my election committee of one.
It is my hope that in 2016, we will have the opportunity to elect candidates who diversify local boards, commissions, city councils and more. I firmly believe that our office holders must reflect the communities they serve.
Until next time… thank you all for your support.
My name is Hector Ericksen and I am a candidate for the Leucadia Wastewater District’s Board of Directors.
My wife, our dog Dante and our cat Gomez and I moved to Carlsbad six years ago. I am a small business owner and the publisher of the news and information website, NationalHispanicNews.com.
In San Diego, I have been a community partner with organizations such as:
I am also a founding member and president-elect (2015) of the Route 78 Rotary Club. I sit on the Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Education, Health and Human Services, California State University, San Marcos and on the board of director's for the Fiesta del Barrio Carlsbad Association.
While living in Washington, D.C., I was the executive director of the The Human Environment Center. The organization’s mission was to educate, unite and engage the community on environmental and sustainable growth issues. The organization no longer exists but my interest in environmental issues still does.
The Leucadia Wastewater District provides wastewater services as well as recycled water for irrigation. And while 6 million gallons of wastewater are being recycled every day in coastal North San Diego County, nearly 22 million gallons of secondary treated wastewater are being discharged into the Pacific. We can and should look at options for wastewater use.
If you live in Leucadia, the La Costa area of Carlsbad or Northern Encinitas, vote for Hector Ericksen, Leucadia Wastewater District, Board of Directors.
In the news
Hector Ericksen’s name may not sound Latino, but he is one of several Latino candidates running for office in the upcoming November elections. He is seeking a position on the Leucadia Wastewater District’s Board of Directors.
Born in a small fishing village in Oaxaca, Mexico of a Mexican mother, and a A U.S. American father, Ericksen moved to Los Angeles 1957 when he was three-years-old.
The Democratic Club Carlsbad - Oceanside
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Nuclear Engineer, retired.
Leucadia Wastewater District Director 1973-1981
Admin. Asst., retired.
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Maria de la Luz Reyes, Ph.D.
University of Colorado - Boulder
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