Tag Archive for David Benavides

Tinajero is Santa Ana’s New Mayor Pro Tem

Santa Ana Council member Sal Tinajero is the city’s new Mayor Pro Tem by a unanimous vote of the City Council at last night’s meeting.  This is the result of a deal hammered out last summer after both Tinajero and Council member David Benavides pulled papers to run for Mayor and Tinajero withdrew to join…

Pulido Loses While Winning; Benavides Wins by Losing

Mayor Miguel Pulido won a decisive victory over his opponents in Tuesday’s election but will take the oath of office next month considerably weakened.  He was elected with less than 50 percent of the vote, he’s lost his closest allies on the council, there’s an unknown councilmember that might swing his way but at best…

Gavin Newsom Backs Benavides for Mayor

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…

Pulido Gets Hit With Negative Mail in Santa Ana

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The most closely watched mayoral contest in Orange County is between Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilman David Benavides. Santa Ana mailboxes recently received a hit piece against Pulido from an independent expenditure campaign, Stand Up Santa Ana Coalition. The mail piece asks “Why do local leaders and police officers oppose Mayor Miguel Pulido?” on one side. On the…