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Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

if Loretta Runs for Senate, who runs for Congress…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Dot Deleon (2011)

If Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez does throw her hat into the ring for US Senate, just who will try to replace her in Congress? Former State Senator Lou Correa has long coveted the spot and does have a campaign apparatus in place from his recently failed attempt to win his old Board of Supervisors’ seat.  He…

Does Do’s win over Correa Mean Santa Ana Lacks Clout?

Sen. Lou Correa (Photo: Lou Delgado)

Andrew Do has been sworn in to Janet Nguyen’s old seat as First District Supervisor on the heels of a 43 vote margin of victory over former State Senator Lou Correa.  It’s a win for Little Saigon, Orange County’s Asian Community which has a majority on the County BoS, and State Senator Janet Nguyen who…

OCYD announces endorsements for November elections

Lorri Galloway

This started as a post about how Dr. Jose Moreno scored the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats and then I caught myself and realized it would be unfair to the other great candidates who have been endorsed by OCYD (and we still have the best photo of Dr. Moreno of ANY blog out…

AD-73 Candidate Bill Brough Facing Foreclosure

BillBrough

In 2012, we were criticized for going after AD-69 candidates Michele Martinez and Julio Perez for disclosing their then terrible personal financial failings that would cause voters to question whether they’d be a good steward of taxpayer dollars in Sacramento as a member of the state assembly.  Both are Democrats.  Primary voters decided “no” to…

PayanX gets endorsement from NewSantaAna

Pedroza after

  The New Santa Ana blog is probably the biggest critic of Payan X, the free early morning get-in-shape bootcamp run by Marc Payan.  The blog has previous cited noise complaints, asked questions about insurance and has been critical in general because two Santa Ana council members the blog is exceptionally critical of — David Benavides and Michele Martinez…

Santa Ana’s Dirty Little Political Secrets

Claudia Alvarez

The Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek is probably the most despised reporters covering the Santa Ana political beat. Elmahrek has revealed that recent allegations of secret and unreported political contributions to the effort by former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez to seek a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council.