Former LP mayor wants to get back into politics

Former La Puente Mayor Lou Perez is getting back into the political game.

The 72-year-old La Puente resident is facing four challengers — including two incumbents — in the race for the La Puente Valley County Water District board.

Perez said he just happened to be down at the County Registrar’s office picking up paperwork for his wife’s school board candidacy when he decided to file paper’s for his own water board candidacy.

“It’s a simple job,” Perez said, going on to say although he has no water board experience, “it’s not a job that’s impossible to do.

He’ll face Board President Charlie Aguirre, Vice President John Escalera, La Puente Planning Commissioner Henry Hernandez, and Elizabeth Bermejo for the board’s three open seats.