De La Torre files to run in Santa Ana’s Ward 6

It is getting crowded in Santa Ana’s Ward 6! The latest candidate to pull papers, literally at the eleventh hour, is Harvey De La Torre, a member of the Santa Ana Planning Commission. He was nominated to that post by the incumbent, Mike Garcia, who may or may not be running against Mayor Miguel Pulido.

There are rumors that Garcia may be disenchanted with politics in general and that he wants to spend more time with his family. If that is true, he may not run for anything – in essence conceding Ward 6. In that case, he will no doubt back De La Torre, who may end up facing off against Sal Tinajero, who serves on the Santa Ana School Board; Pat McGuigan, who has previously served on the Santa Ana City Council; and George Collins, a candidate who is quite fed up with the way things are in Santa Ana.

De La Torre’s wife was elected to the OC Democratic Central Committee in the June primary. Tinajero is also a Democrat. McGuigan and Collins are Republicans, as far as I know.

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