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Majority of Santa Ana City Council backs Benavides for Mayor

Councilman David Benavides (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

The David Benavides for Mayor campaign has released the following statement:

The Santa Ana City Council majority have spoken.

Their message?

Councilman David Benavides is the right choice for Mayor!

In a historic move that has not been seen before in the City of Santa Ana, the majority of the City Council has moved away from the incumbent Mayor and have endorsed a fellow Councilmember for Mayor: Councilman David Benavides.

With reference to their endorsements Councilmembers Sal Tinajero, Michele Martinez, and Vince Sarmiento had the following to say:


“Councilman Benavides is the right choice for Mayor.  Through the Council Public Safety Committee we have launched efforts to fight gangs and turn troubled neighborhoods around. David has provided leadership on these very important initiatives.”  – Councilman Sal Tinajero


“David has always been supportive of making City Hall more transparent and responsive to our residents.  I believe Councilman Benavides will provide strong leadership and make a great Mayor.”  – Councilwoman Michele Martinez


“I am proud to endorse Councilman Benavides for Mayor.  Over the years he has joined me in being a strong supporter of our neighborhoods and local businesses.”  – Councilman Vince Sarmiento

We encourage you to learn more about this momentous campaign to bring change and move Santa Ana forward.


Please consider taking the following simple action steps:


1.     Visit David Benavides’ mayoral campaign website and watch his brief announcement video.

2.     Forward this email to at least 10 friends to help spread the word.

3.     Contribute today to keep the forward momentum of bringing positive change to Santa Ana.

4.     Volunteer on the campaign, sign up today on the website ‘Volunteer’ page.

Don’t miss out on being a part of this exciting journey; it’s going to take all of us.


Together, Moving Santa Ana Forward


David Benavides for Santa Ana Mayor 2012