Who will take on Vince Sarmiento?

Now that we all know what a tremendous hack Councilman Vince Sarmiento (pictured above, cavorting with his ally, Councilman Sal Tinajero) is, the question is, who will run against Sarmiento next year for Ward 1 on the Santa Ana City Council?

Community activist Jim Walker has already announced. I am told he will have no problem raising money. He is popular with the Com Link crowd.

What about Housing & Redevelopment Commissioner Deborah Vasquez? She was one of several candidates who put their names in the hopper for the Ward 1 vacancy when the incumbent, Jose Solorio, moved on to the 69th Assembly District. I think she would be a great candidate.

What about Tim Whitacre? As my readers know, I am not a fan of his, but he would likely get the OC GOP endorsement, and he has a lot of fans in the Floral Park and Sandpointe Neighborhoods.

And then there is my co-blogger Luis Rodriguez, who pulled his endorsement of Sarmiento after last night’s council meeting. Rodriguez also resigned today from the Housing & Redevelopment Commission, in support of Thomas Gordon, who Sarmiento voted to remove from the EPIC/Gang Commission.

Jennifer Villasenor, who also serves on the Housing & Redevelopment Commission, also was previously interested in Ward 1. But would she turn on Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido by taking on Sarmiento?

Quite frankly, we would have been better off with Villasenor in Ward 6 as compared to Councilman Sal Tinajero. She would have voted with Pulido all the time, but so does Sal! And he has turned out to be a monstrous disaster for the residents of our city.

Lastly, I think Desi Reyes lives in Ward 1 too, but I am not sure. He is the current Chairman of the ETAC Commission.

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