Santa Ana, CA – The Orange County Attorneys Association (OCAA) announced their endorsement of Michele Martinez’s campaign for Supervisor today. Support from the organization gives Martinez’s campaign momentum as the November election draws near.
In announcing its support, OCAA Treasurer Scott Van Camp released the following statement:
“Michele Martinez is a proven advocate for Orange County’s families and children. As our new Supervisor, we can count on her to advance policies that keep our neighborhoods safe and ensure that our young people, especially those who are the most vulnerable, are given the resources and services that they need to be successful. The Orange County Attorneys Association is proud to endorse Michele Martinez for Supervisor.”
The Orange County Attorneys Association (OCCA) represents around 500 non-management attorneys who are employed by the District Attorney, Public Defender, County Counsel, and Child Support Services.
Upon her first election in 2006, Michele Martinez became one of the youngest Councilmembers in Santa Ana’s history. She was subsequently re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Michele currently serves as President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization. She is the immediate Past-President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).
Michele holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, and she is a proud product of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College.
Michele placed first in a field of four candidates vying for Orange County’s 1st Supervisorial District in June’s Primary Election. Her strong Primary Election performance marked the first time in over twenty years that a challenger placed ahead of an incumbent Orange County Supervisor.