Former Santa Ana Council Member Brett Franklin continues to lead in polling for Ward 3, despite the fact that there are quite a few candidates running for that seat, including Planning Commissioner Eric Alderete, who has amassed a vast warchest – largely from contributors who don’t live in Santa Ana.
How is Franklin doing it? I asked him that the other day and he offered an anecdote. He ran into a lady at the supermarket the other day. She was a Latina and she seemed somehow familiar to him. She approached Franklin and said that she and her family voted for him via absentee ballot. Apparently she remembered going to the same school as Franklin, in the fifth grade! Continue reading