The OC Register is reportingÂ that Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and his allies have fired the opening shot in the 2010 race for Santa Ana Mayor. When Alfredo Amezcua first announced his intentions to challenge the longtime Mayor, most pundits agreed he was the most credible challenger since Mayor Pulido won in 1994. This recent attack is evidence that the Mayor does fear the challenge that Alfredo Amezcua poses.
The attack came in the small Spanish newspaper Rumores, where an independent expenditure committee calling themself the Good Government of Orange County Committee posted ads asking people who had been clients of Alfredo Amezcua to contact two phone numbers and tell them their experience if it was bad. They have now upped the ante and placed an ad with the supposed testimonial from two dissatisfied clients who said they paid Amezcua $30,000 only to have him drop the ball. That is a pretty hefty accusation, the kind that would likely cause a client to file a complaint with the California State Bar. Yet a search on the State Bar website shows Amezcua has NO DISCIPLINARY or ADMINISTRATIVEÂ ACTIONS filed against him nor any related action.
I am sure you are thinking the same thing I thought too, what a bunch of B.S. When you learn just who is behind this so-called Good Government of Orange County Committee it becomes apparent these are two people who would be willing to make lies up in order to promote their precious Miguel Pulido. The two culprits are Alex “Swap Meet” Vega and Victor Ibarra, owner of El Tapatio at 3700 W. Warner Ave. At this point I would ask you all to now boycott El Tapatio, as your money will likely be going towards smearing a just and upright citizen like Alfredo Amezcua. Lets not have our money become dirty money.
Alex Vega is known for spreading vicious lies about people who are opponents of the Mayor. He has an unwavering devotion to Mayor Pulido. He lives in French Park, always seems to have an endless flow of money, but doesn’t seem to have a job. He is best known for a failed swap meet at Century High School, where it is said he ran off with the money and ran nothing more than a ponzi scheme. Mayor Pulido denies any knowledge of this stunt, but what else is he going to say. It is illegal for him to know any actions of an Independent Expenditure, they are not allowed to coordinate. Like the Mayor is really going to admit he broke the law.
What this is a bigger indicator of is the threat they see in Alfredo Amezcua. The fact that they are attacking this early in the race is a clear sign that they fear his ability to create a wide ranging coalition of voters throughout the city. This is only the beginning, they are going to throw everything AND the kitchen sink at Amezcua. I believe voters are tired of these divide and conquer tactics. They are not seeing any improvement by the current powers that be and those who are attacking are fearful they will have to share power with other residents of the city.