Martinez to Skip AD-69 Debate to Hold a Fundraiser Instead

Councilwoman Michele Martinez (Santa Ana)

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.

  12 comments for “Martinez to Skip AD-69 Debate to Hold a Fundraiser Instead

  1. March 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Maybe she doesn’t speak Mexican.

  2. March 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Michelle can’t speak Spanish, so she is doing the smart thing here. There is nothing wrong with skipping the debate, which is not aimed at her constituents, anyway.

    • Santa Ana Resident
      March 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

      How is this debate not aimed at her constituents?
      This is a community forum, held within the area she is expecting to represent, hosted by a community group, for the benefit of residents who want to see and hear from the people running for the 69th district.
      It’s exactly her constituency, and Martinez is saying to them that it is more important to her to disregard the public in favor of those special interests willing to pay her money.
      Maybe Miguel Pulido has her convinced that she can just buy this office instead of earning it.

    • March 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Serio, WTF, KLND? How are Anaheim latinos not constituents of the 69th AD?

      If this is the smart thing, it’s the very weaselly thing; she’s just not prepared to debate, and/or thinks she doesn’t need to.

      • March 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

        Vern — I don’t think this is the same KLND, but since we have no way of knowing, this writer has as much right to use a socketpuppet handle for an anon commenter as KLND does.

        It’s actually better written than KLND usual poor prose.

  3. March 27, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Maybe she’s raising money for one of those devices from Men in Black that she could use to make people forget that she’s skipping the debate.

    Is Daly fluent in Spanish? If so, I’m quite impressed. If not — well, at least he’s showing up, which is more impressive than not showing up. (He is showing up, right?)

  4. March 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

    On the other hand, I hereby lodge my usual protest against your using old photos of a heavier Michele. Unnecessary and uncool. By not showing up and debating, she’s making herself look bad — not fat.

    • March 27, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Come on Greg, You’re taking away all of Dan’s fun. After all he could have used the blow-up doll picture.

    • Dan Chmielewski
      March 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

      I could use the Snooki from SanTanna Photo, but her people go ballistic when I do that. Aren’t there any old photos of her on OJ with devil horns?

      • Dan Chmielewski
        March 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

        Greg — I’m not going to stalk her Facebook page like other bloggers in Santa Ana do.

  5. Repulsed
    March 27, 2012 at 8:03 am

    This is classic behavior for Michele. She is completely disengaged from from her ward, the citizens, and the reality of Santa Ana’s decline. When will the unwashed masses realize the she is being propped up and promoted only because she will be the best TOOL in the Miguel’s box.

  6. just asking?
    March 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    If employee’s in senior leadership roles have bilingual requirements, why don’t councilmembers at least make an attempt to communicate with their Spanish speaking constituents? Use of qualified interpreters would seem appropriate so that all the candidates could be fairly judged on the merit of positions and ideas.

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