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Special District

Helix Water DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 1

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John B. Linden

Board Member/Businessman
3,963 votes (25.01%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keep water rates as low as possible.
  • Supply safe and dependable water to our customers
  • Ensure and maintain the excellent customer service Helix Water District provides



Profession:Insurance Broker
President, Aztec & Baron Insurance Agency (1964–current)
Board Director Division i, Helix Water District — Elected position (2000–current)
Director, San Diego County Water Authority — Appointed position (2004–current)


Special District Institute Special Institute for Leadership and Management certificate, Leadership & Management (2000)
National University Masters Degree in Business Administration, Business Administration (1972)

Community Activities

Member, San Diego County Honorary Deputy Sheriff Association (1980–current)
Member, California Highway Patrol Foundation (1980–current)
Member, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, USA (1980–current)
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (1964–current)
Member, American Legion (1964–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • California Republican Assembly
  • Republican Party Of San Diego County

Elected Officials (11)

  • Joel Anderson, California State Senate 38th District
  • Mark Robak, Otay Water District Board of Directors, Division 5
  • James Murtland, Rincon Del Diablo Water District Board of Directors Division 3
  • Gary Croucher, Otay Water District Board Of Directors, Division 3
  • Doug Wilson, Padre Dam Municipal District, Director Divison 1
  • Frank Hilliker, Lakeside Water District Board Of Directors Division 3
  • Charles Muse, Board Vice President, Helix Water District, Director Division 3
  • DeAna Verbeke, Board President, Helix Water District, Director Division 2
  • Mark Arapostathis, Mayor, City Of La Mesa, CA
  • Brian Jones, California State Assembly 71st District
  • Michael T. Hogan, President, Santa Fe Irrigation District Board Of Directors, Division 4

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Our Water & Our Future


The importance of conservation and planning for the future

As a Director of both Helix Water District, and our wholesaler, San Diego County Water Authority, my ongoing goals include maintaining our current policies including less dependence on imported water from Metropolitan Water Authority, supporting our conservation efforts, increasing our local water supplies through desalination and water recycling, and supporting long range planning (50-100 years) for our children and grandchildren's future benefit as our forefathers have done for us.  Transparency is most important.  As a Director, our job is to represent the ratepayers in setting these policies and keeping water rates low.  Currently our water rates are one of the lowest in San Diego County

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