Pulido’s candidate statement may have been filed late

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido did not file a candidate’s statement at his own City Hall until the very last minute – but questions remain. Pulido was on vacation in Hawaii, according to inside sources, when Thomas Gordon, his opponent, showed up at City Hall after 4 p.m. today. At the time Pulido had no statement on file.

By 5:03 p.m., the city clerk was showing that Pulido had a statement on file. How did that happen? Who paid for it? Who wrote it? How was it transmitted to the City Clerk? These are questions that need to be answered. Pulido should have had a statement filed a long time ago. That he did not indicates that he saw no value in it – until Gordon showed up with one of his own.

Who called Pulido to tell him that Gordon filed a statement? Did a Santa Ana employee make the call? Did the Santa Ana City Clerk intervene on his behalf?

The media and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas need to look into this. There were numerous witnesses at City Hall when all this went down, including Santa Ana Council Candidates Pat McGuigan and Michele Martinez. Questions need to be asked – and asked quickly – before the records are erased and the witnesses are hushed up.

Pulido already squashed mayoral term limits – and he forced Council Member Mike Garcia out of the mayoral race. Did he also break the law with regard to the questionable filing of his candidate’s statement? We need to know. Please contact the City Clerk’s office via email and ask them to come clean about Pulido’s candidate statement.

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