Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

Senator Lou Correa, (Photo:Lou Delgado)

Senator Lou Correa, (Photo:Lou Delgado)

Ending weeks of speculation, Senator Lou Correa has pulled papers to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Earlier last month, City councilman Roman Renya entered the race, followed by Mayor Miguel Pulido. Rumours have been swirling in Santa Ana political circles the Pulido might retire after more tha 20 years as Mayor.

Pulido is currently under investigation by the District Attorney and the FPPC over a land swap with a city contractor and political donor which benefited Pulido to the tune of $197,000 and the contractor a $1.35-million no-bid contract to provide auto-parts to the city. The contract has since been canceled and put out for bid again after the questionalble came to light in a Voice of OC report.

Voice of OC reported yesterday:

Rumors are also flying that, with Correa’s move to pull papers, other candidates – such as Councilman Vincent Sarmiento and former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez – could pull papers as soon as Monday afternoon.

Whatever is going to happen on Pulido’s side will need to occur by August 8, which is the filing deadline. Should Pulido choose not to run, additional candidates will have until August 13 to file their nominating petitions with the City Clerk.

  4 comments for “Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

    August 5, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Some good news for Anaheim/Santa Ana. It seems that some of the low skilled manufacturing is coming back. Here’s an ad.We are currently hiring entry level associates who are mechanically inclined for a growing, fast paced, manufacturing company in Anaheim. We have 3 shifts available immediately;
    6:00am – 2:00pm ($9.00)
    2:00pm – 10:00pm ($9.25)
    10:00pm – 6:00am ($9.75)

    This is an entry level position that will provide training and growth opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Must be available to work overtime and some weekends. Will need steel toed shoes, and pass a drug test and background check.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    August 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

    we’re told by sources that Correa and Pulido began a dialogue after the rumors surfaced; Pulido has refused to speak with Correa since the senator’s intentions became more likely.

  3. August 5, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    we’re hearing that Claudia Alvarez has also pulled papers to run for Mayor. If this is true, that would signal that Mayor Pulido may be dropping out of the race. Alvarez has been loyal to Pulido for years and would never run if he were also a candidate for the same office. Friday is going to be a very interesting day.

  4. jose s.
    August 6, 2014 at 10:08 am

    don’t be to sure of that cheminowski Claudia has no loyalty, no soul or no shame.

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