AD-69 candidate and Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez has decided that raising money is more important than making a case to voters and will attend a fundraiser for the AD-69 race rather than attend the first debate that will feature the other AD-69 candidates.
The first debate will be held this Thursday and is sponsored by Los Amigos of Orange County. The debate will be conducted in Spanish with translation available. It will be held at School Taekwondo at 3649 W. McFadden Av., Santa Ana and begins at 6PM until 8:30 PM.
Martinez will hold a fundraiser on the same day from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Local Business Owners Ken Taylor and Manuel “Tiger” Vasquez will host the fundraising reception at 710 S Main Street, Santa Ana. So Martinez could make the last 45 minutes or so of the debate.
Debates are hard to reschedule; fundraisers are not. Let’s hope Martinez makes participating in a debate a priority as we get closer to primary day.