Different election, different position. In 2008 Santa Ana Police Officers strongly opposed Michele Martinez in the contest for Santa Ana Mayor, when she challenged Mayor Miguel Pulido—calling her a “self-admitted former drug dealer.”
â€œI am honored to have the support of Santa Ana law enforcement,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œIn Congress, I have always fought to get our police officers the tools and resources they need to combat crime in our neighborhoods. Working together, we will continue to improve the quality of life for local families.â€
The action comes just days after the Santa Ana Police Officersâ€™ Association withdrew its support of Hunt, a former sheriffâ€™s lieutenant running on a law and order platform. Santa Ana officers were angered that Hunt was on the defense team of a reported F-Troop gang member awaiting trial on attempted robbery charges.