Different election, different position. In 2008 Santa Ana Police Officers strongly opposed Michele Martinez in the contest for Santa Ana Mayor, when she challenged Mayor Miguel Pulido—calling her a “self-admitted former drug dealer.”
Late last month, the OC Register’s Brian Joseph stirred a pot when he begged the question, “where does AD-69 candidate Julio Perez live?” Joseph cited failed attempts by a process server attempting to serve Perez with a lawsuit for an unpaid debt. While the issue of Perez’s residency was cleared up by reporter Andrew Galvin,…
On Sunday afternoon, a volunteer walking a precinct for the Orange County Labor Federation’s Dignity PAC on behalf of candidate Julio Perez was chased down and pushed to the ground by supporters of Councilwoman Michele Martinez. The volunteer received minor injuries and was forced to stop walking that precinct.
Titled “Meet Julio Perez,” a mailer from Dignity PAC, an Independent Expenditure committee formed by organized labor organizations in Orange County to support Julio Perez for Assembly, was distributed last week to voters in the 69th Assembly district. This is the first mail, that we are aware of, in the race.