Tag Archive for Michele Martinez

Observations from Primary Night

Primary night has come and gone.  And there’s a number of things the results of yesterday’s election reveal.  In no particular order, and noting that some results still can change, these observations: In Wisconsin, voters returned control of the State Senate back to Democrats making Governor Scott Walker’s job harder not easier.  If Democrats in…

Will Paco Barragan Run for Santa Ana City Council?

Much has been made of Francisco “Paco” Barragan’s “spoiler” role in the AD-69 race.  Some claimed his presence would steal Santa Ana Latino votes from Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez.  Others said he’d draw support from labor activist Julio Perez.  In the end, Barragan’s vote total didn’t significantly impact either of the other Democrats in…

AD-69 Candidates get a F in Debate

The race for the Assembly seat in AD-69 is by far one of the most interesting and competitive to watch.  It’s a race that screams for a debate on the issues and yet we’ve had but one half-hearted debate in March, conducted in Spanish, attended by two of the five candidates. The race has become…