Progressive Latina to take on Carlos Bustamante for Ward 3 on the Santa Ana City Council

There is bad news for Santa Ana Clowncilman Carlos Bustamante.  A fantastic candidate has emerged to face off against him in November for Ward 3 on the Santa Ana City Council.  Her name is Ana Rebecca “Becky” Valencia-Verdin.  She lives in Floral Park, which is even more bad news for Bustamante.  Floral Park is where Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido lives – it is the most affluent neighborhood in Santa Ana.  It offers a natural power base for Valencia-Verdin.

Her website states that she has “an interest in global social justice, national healthcare, increased awareness in issues of public health affecting women, children, and the elderly,” and that she” has been  a key decision-maker and influential latina-woman business leader within numerous wellness organizations and government funded initiatives.”

You have to love the irony of such an accomplished Latina taking on Bustamante, who recently had to resign from two state commissions after he made an outrageous sexist remark at a public meeting, where new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was appointed.  Bustamante is also the only Republican left on the Santa Ana City Council.

Bustamante told her competitor, Santa Ana Police Chief Walters, that he should have worn a “water bra,” which was Busty’s way of saying that the appointment was made because of Hutchens’ gender, not her qualifications.

You can find out more about Valencia-Verdin at her Linkedin page.  She also stars in a Yahoo video clip, shot at an SAUSD meeting where she advocated for support services and Special Ed programs and services.  You can watch the video above.

I am very excited to welcome Valencia-Verdin to the race for Ward 3!  You can contact her at this email.

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