Breaking – Progressive Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero endorses Julio Perez for Assembly!




I post this without much comment because I haven’t seen it yet in the OC Blogosphere – not on the Martinez-bashing Liberal OC who would surely find it most fascinating, and neither on the twin blogs of Tinajero-following, Martinez-supporting, Julio bashers Art and Sean, whose heads are probably spinning.  This while the “small dark Lord” Mayor Pulido is out stumping for Michele.  What sort of schism in the SA Council does this portend?  And I always told you guys Sal was a good progressive!

For Immediate Release Contact: Gabriel Sanchez                     February 15, 2012 (213) 842-4846

Santa Ana City Councilmember Sal Tinajero Calls Julio Perez Best Candidate

Sal Tinajero Gives Perez Full Endorsement in 69th Assembly District Race

Santa Ana, CA- Calling him the best candidate, Santa Ana City Councilmember Sal Tinajero today announced his full endorsement of Julio Perez for the 69th Assembly District seat. Tinajero, who also serves as a public school teacher, has represented the communities that are in the newly drawn 69th District for the past 11 years.

“Julio’s deep ties and understanding of our community and its educational needs drives him to serve and to give back. His skill in crafting common sense solutions and bringing people together is what makes him the best candidate for the job,” said Tinajero. “I’m supporting Julio because we share the same vision -for better schools, safer streets, and more opportunities for our children.”

Tinajero was first elected to the Santa Ana Unified Board of Trustees in 2000 and in 2006 he was elected to the Santa Ana City Council, making public safety and education his top priorities. Dedicated to education, Sal was named the 2006 National Hispanic Teacher of the Year. In 2009 he was awarded the California Golden Bell Award by the California School Board Association for his exceptional achievements as a history, speech and debate teacher at Fullerton Joint Union High School.

“I am honored to have Sal’s support,” said Perez. “He has been a great leader for over a decade in the city of Santa Ana as a teacher, school board member and city councilman and I look forward to working with him to keep our communities growing and thriving.”

Julio has earned an unprecedented amount of support from organizations representing teachers and education leaders, public safety and working families, including support from the California Teachers Association and the Orange County Labor Federation. In recent electoral history, the early backing of both teachers and labor has been crucial to the victory of Democratic Legislative and Congressional candidates in Central Orange County.

“I am honored to stand with the California Teachers Association and others in support of Julio,” added Tinajero.

Julio is running in the June Primary to represent the newly redrawn 69th Assembly District, which now has the largest amount of Latinos of all districts statewide – 78.3%. The 69th District includes a large part of the City of Santa Ana along with portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange.

For a complete list of the statewide and locally elected officials, educators, labor groups, community leaders, public safety organizations, grassroots activists and individuals that are backing Julio Perez for State Assembly, visit


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