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Miguel Pulido
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Mayor of Santa Ana
Incumbent
In office
1994-present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 21
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First elected1994
Next general2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Santa Ana City Council, Ward 4
1986-1994
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fullerton
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Miguel Pulido is the current Mayor of Santa Ana, California. He was first elected in 1994, and was subsequently reelected every two years between then and 2014. Pulido filed papers to run for an eleventh term on August 8, 2014.[1] Before becoming mayor, he represented Ward 4 on the Santa Ana City Council from 1986-1994.[2]

Biography

Pulido was born in Mexico City in 1956. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Pulido's endorsements included the following:[3]

  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • State Assemblyman Jose Solorio
  • Santa Ana School Board President Rob Richardson
  • Santa Ana School Board Member Jose Hernandez
  • Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez
  • Former Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Bist
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Larry Labrado
  • Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Frank Barbaro
  • Democratic Foundation of Orange County Chair Dan Jacobson
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters
  • Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council
  • Teamsters, Local 952
  • Laborers’ Union, Local 652
  • Orange County Taxpayers Association PAC
  • Orange County Business Council
  • Orange County Business Council CEO Lucy Dunn

Elections

2014

See also: Santa Ana, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Santa Ana, California held nonpartisan elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[4]

Electoral History: 1994-2012

Below is a survey of Pulido's electoral history from 1994-2012. It is based on records prepared by the Santa Ana Clerk of Council Office. The records can be viewed in their entirety here.

2012

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 48.2% 27,092
David Benavidez 26.7% 14,995
George M. Collins 11.2% 6,289
Lupe Moreno 5.6% 3,147
Roy Alvardo 5.5% 3,082
Miguel Angel Briseno 2.9% 1,626
Total Votes 56,231
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

2010

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 49.5% 21,588
Alfredo Amezuca 26.8% 11,689
Charles Hart 9.7% 4,216
George M. Collins 8.8% 3,820
Roy Alvardo 5.4% 2,339
Total Votes 43,652
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

2008

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2008
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 55% 30,352
Michelle Martinez 29.3% 16,199
George M. Collins 13.8% 7,610
Stanley Fiala 1.9% 1,069
Total Votes 55,230
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

2006

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2006
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 68.8% 23,170
Thomas Gordon 24.5% 8,262
Stanley Fiala 6.7% 2,259
Total Votes 33,691
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

2004

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2004
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 80.6% 38,634
Stanley Fiala 19.4% 9,327
Total Votes 47,961
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

2002

In 2002, Pulido ran unopposed.[5]

2000

Mayor of Santa Ana, 2000
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 71.3% 34,102
Vital D'Caprio 16.8% 8,025
Steve Rocco 12% 5,733
Total Votes 47,860
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

1998

Mayor of Santa Ana, 1998
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 70.2% 24,032
Ted Moreno 29.8% 10,214
Total Votes 34,246
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

1996

Mayor of Santa Ana, 1996
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido Incumbent 65.8% 26,688
Leah Dupont 34.2% 13,871
Total Votes 40,559
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

1994

Mayor of Santa Ana, 1994
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Pulido 29.5% 10,288
Ann Avery Andres 25.3% 8,830
Sal Mendoza 15.7% 5,496
Randall Young 10.6% 3,701
James Richards 6.1% 2,129
Joseph L. Wagstaff 5.7% 1,983
John M. Raya 5.4% 1,880
Arthur A. Castro 1.7% 595
Total Votes 34,902
Source: City of Santa Ana Election History

Controversies

Fair Political Practices Commission Investigation

In February 2014, the Los Angeles Times uncovered that the Fair Political Practices Commission (henceforth the FPPC) of the state of California was investigating Mayor Pulido. The investigation centered on a real-estate transaction that occurred in 2010 between Pulido and Rupen James Akoubian, the president of Napa Orange County Auto Parts. According to the FPPC and reports from the Los Angeles Times and the Voice of OC, Pulido had purchased a home from Akoubian in Westminster, California for about $230,000 below the fair market value. In the transaction, Akoubian acquired a downtown parking lot that had previously been owned by Pulido's family. The transaction was never disclosed by either party. In 2012, Pulido sold the Westminster home and netted a profit of approximately $197,000. In between these two events, Pulido and the Santa Ana City Council voted to award Napa Orange County Auto Parts a city contract that made the auto company the sole provider for Santa Ana's 753 city vehicles. The contract can be renewed for up to three consecutive years and has been estimated to be worth $1.35 million. The Los Angeles Times reports that the FPPC "is looking into possible conflicts of interest, failure to report real property and violations of the state's limit on gifts." Pulido has refrained from commenting on the issue in public. As of August 2014, the investigation was still ongoing.[6][7][8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Young
Mayor of Santa Ana
1994–Present
Succeeded by
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