Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Backs David Benavides for Mayor
Newsom Says Benavides “Has What It Takes” to Move Santa Ana Forward
Santa Ana, CA– Calling him the leader Santa Ana needs to continue its progress, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his support of David Benavides in his campaign for Mayor of Santa Ana. The Lt. Gov. applauded David’s proven record of making City Hall accountable and accessible as why he believes David represents the best choice to move Santa Ana forward.
“As a former mayor myself, I know how challenging it can be to lead a city, balance budgets and serve the people,” said Lt. Gov. Newsom, who served as Mayor of San Francisco for eight years. “David shares my belief that public service means serving the public, working tirelessly to meet the needs of residents, and having the vision to build for the future. David has a proven record of putting Santa Ana first throughout his career. He has what it takes to be a great Mayor for the people of Santa Ana.”
David is currently a member of the Santa Ana City Council, serving on its transportation, public safety and neighborhood improvement committees. Throughout his professional career he has served the community, founding two neighborhood associations and worked as the director of KidWorks in Santa Ana, leading the effort to build a new, multi-million dollar community center.
“I am honored to have the support of the Lieutenant Governor,” said Benavides. “Gavin knows from his own experience what it takes to move a city forward. I look forward to working with him on ways the state government can help us improve our services locally, create jobs and keep our streets safe.”
David’s campaign to move Santa Ana forward has earned several major endorsements, including the Santa Ana Police Officers Association, the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, the Orange County Firefighters Associations, the Orange County Democratic Party, the Orange County Young Democrats, the Orange County Labor Federation. David has the backing of a majority of the Santa Ana City Council; Councilmembers Michele Martinez, Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero. He also has the support of Santa Ana Unified School District Trustees John Palacio and Roman Reyna and Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Mark McLoughlin.