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Special District

El Dorado Irrigation DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 3

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Craig A. Schmidt

Business Owner
3,943 votes (25.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure we have an ample, safe and affordable water supply.
  • Stop EID's runaway rate increases, reckless spending and rising debt.
  • Hold ElD's management accountable.





I have work in the corporate business world for over 40 years in small, medium and large enterprises.  I am currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board for our corporation.  We have customers in 125+ countries.  As such, I am used to listening to diverse views, balancing budgets and making tough decisions. I have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS), a Master’s degree in business (MBA), and Master’s credits in artificial intelligence (MS/AI) from Stanford University.


I have been attending El Dorado Irrigation District's (EID) board meetings for over 7 years. Time and time again I have seen 3-2 vote after 3-2 vote minimizing the interests of ratepayers.  I am running for EID's board of directors to help balance the interests of ratepayers with those of the district. 



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Political Philosophy

Fiscal conservative that cares about people.

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