FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2012
Contact: Lupe De La Cruz, Office: (714) 564-0130
Councilwoman Martinez Eclipses $100,000 Fundraising Mark
Santa Ana, California – Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez raised over $100,000 between announcing her campaign in September 2011 and December 31, 2011. The figure includes $15,700 in loans from Martinez.
“Michele has gained the early support of people from all walks of life and throughout Orange County,” said Campaign Manager Lupe De La Cruz. “We have focused on raising money locally and our grassroots campaign is gaining momentum with each passing day.”
Martinez’s campaign has received early endorsements from ten current and former members of the California Legislature, the Majority of the Santa Ana City Council and community leaders throughout Orange County.
As a member of the Santa Ana City Council, Martinez currently represents around 60% of the newly configured 69th State Assembly District. She was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. A strong advocate for public safety, economic development and education on the council, she chairs the Parks, Recreation, Education and Youth Committee and is a member of the Neighborhood Improvement/Code Enforcement Committee. Michele holds a B.A in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton and she is a product of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College. She works as the Director of Orange County Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative Obesity Prevention Plan.
Martinez is running for California’s 69th State Assembly District, which includes the city of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Orange and Garden Grove. By population, the 69th Assembly District is the most Latino seat in California. Latino surname residents make up around 76% of population and compose over 50% of the electorate. Female Democratic voters hold a 6% registration lead over their male counterparts.