Tag Archive for Miguel Pulido

Battle for the Heart of DPOC Underway

As the crowd gathered for State Senator Lou Correa’s annual holiday reception in Santa Ana, a different kind of event was taking place.  Quiet lobbying for support to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County between Jeff LeTourneau and Henry Vandermeir.  It was fun to watch the two men and their suporters work the room,…

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…

There’s a Reason We Call This Silly Season

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Every two years we get bombarded with campaign mailers and political speeches from candidates and elected officials we didn’t even remember existed. They tell us who they are and who they want to be for the term in the office they seek. They tell us what to be proud of, but most important, they tell us…