There’s a lot of activity in the AD-69 race between Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez and Anaheim’s Julio Perez. Martinez announced a fundraiser and Perez announced an endorsement. Details on both are below and we’ll start with Martinez.
I need your support today to ensure this dynamic and diverse district receives the representation it deserves in Sacramento. My public service, experience and passion are much-needed assets in the 69thAssembly District. As a current member of the Santa Ana City Council, I already work hard to represent the interests of a vast majority of this district. Having been elected twice in at-large City Council elections, I have demonstrated my ability to win. The leadership in the district is standing with me which is why I have been endorsed by Assemblymember Jose Solorio and the Mayor of Santa Ana and three members of the city council. I am well positioned to be victorious in 2012, but I cannot do it alone. I need your help during this hotly contested primary season!
We have less than 2 months before our next campaign reporting period on December 30th. Please help us meet our goal of 212 people donating to my campaign. 212 for 2012!! Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference! I urge you to go online right now and make a generous contribution to Michele Martinez for Assembly 2012 for any amount from $25, to $3,900 (the max for a primary). Whatever you can contribute will help! Go to: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/27721.
Please also join us for one of our upcoming fundraisers this month. For more information please see the attached invitations.
Host Mike Gonzalez, A.D.E.S.A
El Cortez Restaurant
1100 S. Grand Avenue, Santa Ana CA 92705
Host Jose Zamora Business Owner
6:00pm to 8:00 pm
3701 W McFadden Ave
Santa Ana CA, 92704
Save The Date
Host Federico Sayre
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
And Perez’s latest endorsement:
California Federation of Teachers Endorses Julio for Assembly
Teachers and Julio Perez Share a “Commitment to Strengthening Our Education System”
Santa Ana, CA– The California Federation of Teachers (CFT), which represents more than 120,000 teachers and other education employees from early childhood education through the University of California, today announced its endorsement of Julio Perez for Assembly.
“We support Julio because he understands how critical our education system is to the future prosperity of California,” said Josh Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers. “We know Julio shares our commitment to strengthening our education system at every level, making a first-class education a reality for all Californians, ensuring our children are ready for the jobs of tomorrow.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand Julio’s willingness to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work needed to find smart solutions,” continued Dean Mancina, president of the Coast Federation of Educators, AFT Local 1911. “That’s the kind of intelligent leadership we need in Sacramento to keep our schools on the right track. Our families cannot afford politics as usual – especially now.”
“Julio is a common sense problem-solver who knows education is the key to success for both our children and the state as a whole,” said Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers President Kimberly Claytor. “He isn’t afraid of hard-work. Julio also understands that our students need vital public services, such as health care, in order to thrive in our schools. That’s why we are proud to support Julio for the State Assembly.”
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the California Federation of Teachers,” said Perez. “One of the reasons I am running for the Assembly is because I want to help every child in California live up to their potential.”
Julio has earned the support of community college trustees, local school board members, community leaders, elected officials and residents from throughout the 69th Assembly District. He also has the support of State Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, as well as the endorsement of former State Senator Joe Dunn, who represented large portions of the new 69th District.
Julio worked his way through University of California Irvine, graduating with honors and earning degrees in International Studies and Sociology. He also served as president of the UCI Student Alumni Association. He earned a fellowship to complete a Masters degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan – one of the nation’s top public policy programs.
Julio is the founding president of the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Alumni Association of Orange County. Through AVID, Julio has tutored and advised students, and helped parents navigate the college admissions process for their children.
Julio is running in the June Primary to represent the newly redrawn 69th Assembly District, which now has the largest amount of Latinos of all Assembly Districts statewide – 78.3%. The 69th District includes a large part of the City of Santa Ana along with portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange.
To learn more about Julio, visit www.JulioForAssembly.com.