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Ambriz looking to stay course, keep Atwater moving forward



Atwater City Councilman Danny Ambriz is running for reelection to retain the District 3 seat after a four-year term in office. 

District 3 is located south of Juniper Avenue and includes the downtown business district as well as the Super Target, Walmart and the rest of the Applegate shopping centers. 

“My focus is on moving Atwater forward,” Ambriz told the Times. “I don’t want to focus on what may or may not have happened over the past four years. I want to continue to make sure our parks are clean. Our roads are being take care of. Our first responders being taken care of — especially with Measure B that’s going to be on the ballot here.” 

Ambriz said he has remained highly engaged with city affairs and has kept good attendance over the last four years. “Voters can look at my track record. Over the last four years, there was probably five or less meetings I was unable to attend. Two of those was when my son was born.” 

He pointed out that he is not serving the city for profit of any type. “There are no back-door deals being made with me because I’m not a small business owner in town. I work for the school district in our neighboring town. So I’m purely running to make sure again Atwater stays healthy and is here for the future of our children.”

The incumbent says he’s an independent thinker who has his priorities straight. “I don’t let the rest of the council influence me regardless of what people may think. I’m friendly with everybody up on the dais, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to agree with everything they say. I’m going to do what is best for my district, as well as for the city.” 

Ambriz has worked for the Merced City School District in its IT Department for the past 20 years. He also has been a union leader from local to state levels for the past 8 years. He is married with two children. 

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