A tipster sent us this YouTube video this morning and it appears Santa Ana Council member David Benavides will challenge Miguel Pulido this fall for Mayor. Benavides won the most votes in the 2010 election for City Council in which he ran unopposed.
To see the YouTube video, click here.
Benavides has a safe seat from which to run this fall. He will have enormous challenge in raising money to topple Pulido whose power in the Mayor’s chair seems to weaken with each new election cycle. Since the city council has moved to place Mayoral term limits on the ballot for this fall with the 2012 election cycle being Pulido’s last if he were to win, it is going to be interesting to see how this race shakes out.