Thomas Gordon says that he is running for the Santa Ana City Council


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Can you guess which one is the Santa Ana City Council candidate?

Thomas Gordon told the folks at this week’s NUFF blog forum, in Fullerton, that he was going to “wipe the floor” with Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero in November.  It sure sounds like Gordon is running for Ward 6 on our City Council.

Gordon previously ran for Mayor of Santa Ana in 2006.  He got just over 24% of the vote, against the incumbent, Miguel Pulido, according to Smart Voter.

He won a seat on the OC GOP Central Committee, in the 69th Assembly District, in 2008.  He got 12.4% of the vote according to Smart Voter.  He came in fifth out of six successful candidates.

Currently Gordon has been shilling for carpetbagger Harry Sidhu in the race for the 4th Supervisorial District, against conservative Shawn Nelson.  Gordon doesn’t live in the 4th, but then neither does Sidhu. 

Gordon was seen drinking a soda from El Pollo Loco, at the Nuff blog forum, and he was eating some Pollo Loco chicken.  Sidhu owns a number of Pollo Loco franchises.  Speculation is that Gordon is working for Sidhu in trade for chicken.  Gordon was the one who collected nominating signatures for Sidhu this year so that he could also carpetbag as a candidate for the OC GOP Central Committee, in the 69th Assembly District.

Gordon did not go to college.  He is a building inspector for L.A. Unified, which is to say that he is a government worker.  The incumbent in Ward 6, Tinajero, is a public school teacher in Fullerton.  He is nationally recognized for his work as a debate team coach. 

Gordon is also allied with Santa Ana’s Usual Suspects – the busy bodies who inject hatred against Latinos into our local politics. 

It will be interesting to see if Gordon does file as a City Council candidate.  It is hard to believe that a guy who looks like a biker will have a shot at winning in Santa Ana.


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