Tag Archive for Santa Ana City Council

Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit: Premature Litigation?

Claudia Alvarez

I spent some time last night reviewing the lawsuit filed yesterday by Max Madrid against Santa Ana City Clerk Maria Huizar. Madrid’s suit asks the court to force the clerk to issue nomination papers to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez so that she can seek a fourth term on the city council. Santa Ana voters approved an…

Benavides Cautions on Cost of Defending Madrid Lawsuit

Santa Ana Council member David Benavides has questioned the rationale behind the lawsuit filed by City Commissioner Max Madrid intended to provide an avenue for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez to be a candidate for Ward 5 on the Santa Ana City Council. A primary concern, the legal fees of “tens of thousands to hundreds…

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…