When I got home yesterday in my mailbox I found a slickÃ‚Â shiny mailer from the campaign of Supervisor Janet Nguyen.Ã‚Â The mailer was a plea from Santa Ana Councilman, and Janet’s fellow Reep, Carlos Bustamante urging Santa Ana voters to support her candidacy.Ã‚Â Carlos claims that Janet is “Santa Ana’s choice” despite the fact that he is the only elected official in Santa Ana to support her.
Joining in Bustamante’s effort to paint Janet as “Santa Ana’s choice” were the names of 3 former Republican councilmembers and the leaders of 3 of the 62 neighborhood associations.Ã‚Â That’s right Janet has the support of 4% of the leaders of our neighborhood associations and less than a handful of Republicans that have served on our city council and they want to make the absurd claim that she is “Santa Ana’s choice”.Ã‚Â I don’t think so.
One of those neighborhood leaders who offered support to Janet was Joe Andrade of the Logan Neighborhood.Ã‚Â I am not surprised that Joe was backing Janet because as part of her pandering efforts she gave $5000 to Logan Park, now Chepa’s Park, for some playground equipment.Ã‚Â Joe on the other hand was quite surprised when I telephoned him last night to let him know that Janet has received the financial backing of Ware Disposal and their lawyer A. Patrick Munoz.
Joe, his family and others like Sam Romero have been waging a battle against Ware Disposal in an effort to protect their neighborhood from the destruction being caused by the trash hauler.Ã‚Â I know for a fact that Joe and company would much rather have a member of the Board of Supervisors that stands up to Ware rather than one that takes her money.Ã‚Â I know for a fact that they would trade the $5000 Janet gave the park in exchange for somebody in government that will make Ware obey the law.
After my conversation with Joe he told meÃ‚Â that he was going to call Janet and demand that she return the money to Ware and Munoz.Ã‚Â Local activist Thomas Gordon was also appalled at Janet taking the trashy money and said that he was gonna do the same thing.Ã‚Â I encourage everyone else to call her campaign and do the same thing.Ã‚Â That number is (714) 783-7229.
If Janet does not return the money I hope all those Santa Ana residents supporting her reconsider and join me and others in voting for the one candidate that will defend our community from the likes of Judy Ware, Hoa Van Tran.Ã‚Â Hoa has the values to best represent our community and should be “Santa Ana’s choice”.