Tag Archive for Santa Ana Mayor

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…

Gavin Newsom Backs Benavides for Mayor

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Backs David Benavides for Mayor Newsom Says Benavides “Has What It Takes” to Move Santa Ana Forward   Santa Ana, CA– Calling him the leader Santa Ana needs to continue its progress, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his support of David Benavides in his campaign for Mayor of Santa…

Pulido Gets Hit With Negative Mail in Santa Ana

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The most closely watched mayoral contest in Orange County is between Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilman David Benavides. Santa Ana mailboxes recently received a hit piece against Pulido from an independent expenditure campaign, Stand Up Santa Ana Coalition. The mail piece asks “Why do local leaders and police officers oppose Mayor Miguel Pulido?” on one side. On the…

Pardon Me For Talking While You’re Interrupting

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TheLiberalOC’s Managing Editor Dan Chmielewski was on Real Orange last facing off against conservatives Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi. I got the feeling after watching the segment that Reiff and Capaldi weren’t expecting Dan to be prepared or as on target in his dismantling of their right-wing arguments.

Benavides will Challenge Pulido for Mayor in Santa Ana

Councilman David Benavides (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

A tipster sent us this YouTube video this morning and it appears Santa Ana Council member David Benavides will challenge Miguel Pulido this fall for Mayor. Benavides won the most votes in the 2010 election for City Council in which he ran unopposed. To see the YouTube video, click here. Benavides has a safe seat…