Tag Archive for Michele Martinez

A New Chapter One for Santa Ana Politics?

State Assemblyman Jose Solorio is at an interesting crossroads in his political career.  He’s termed out in the State Assembly and was one of the biggest victims in the expanding Kindee Durkee scandal.  And he held court during the formal announcement of Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s intentions to run for his seat in AD-69,…

Does Perez Have the Early Edge in AD-69?

Julio Perez

Labor leader Julio Perez and Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez are the only announced candidates for AD-69 (many political watchers expect OC Clerk-Recorder and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly to enter the race as well).  Perez held a fundraiser last week in Santa Ana at trendy and oh-so-gentrified Bistro 400 and Martinez has her…

Sarmiento Backs Martinez for AD-69

Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento has endorsed Santa Ana council colleage Michelle Martinez in an email to his supporters today, leaving no doubt on where he stands in what’s believed to be a three candidate rance for the Assembly seat of termed out member Rep. Jose Solorio. In an email, Sarmiento wrote: “I urge you…

Santa Ana City Council Agenda Item: Action on Alvarez

Santa Ana City Council (Official Photo 2011)

The Santa Ana City Council meeting agenda for next week is out and on page 13, you’ll find an interesting item on the agenda relating to last week’s caustic council meeting — action on a possible violation of the city’s code of ethics. From the agenda: CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM Pursuant to Santa Ana Charter…

OC Human Relations Commission Seeks to Mediate Alvarez/Chase Situation; Martinez Leaves Alavrez off her Supporters List

Earlier this week, acting Santa Ana City Manager Paul Walters asked the OC Human Relations Commission to intervene in the case of anti-Semitic comments made by Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez.  Executive Director Rusty Kennedy confirms he has since spoken separately with all parties in the case as a part of his organization’s…