This was a news-packed year in Santa Ana – and women were a big part of many of our leading stories this year. Now its time to pick our 2012 Woman of the Year. Are you ready to vote? You may vote for up to three candidates! Please let me know if I overlooked someone who should be added to the poll. Voting will close on Jan. 8, 2013.
Our nominees include popular politicians and community and education leaders, including Angelica Amezcua, the schoolteacher who came out of nowhere to win a seat on the Santa Ana City Councilp; Claudia Alvarez, who finished her last term as Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem and promptly got elected to the RSCCD Board of Trustees; Cecilia Iglesias, the newly minted Republican who ended up being the top vote-getter for the SAUSD School Board; and Delilah Snell, the creative mastermind of the Road Less Traveled and the Patchwork Festivals.
Here is our poll – be sure to vote for up to three candidates:
Congratulations to our poll winner – our readers have selected Alicia Rojas as our 2012 Santa Ana Woman of the Year!
28 thoughts on “Poll: Who is Santa Ana’s 2012 Woman of the Year?”
What about Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer?
Could you have a seperate catagory of “Mother of the Year”?
Would she still qualify? I think Bill Lockyer has their son now…
Also, what about the Planning Commissioner/Chamber of Commerce gal with the funny business name who got the free jet ride to Hawaii so she could buy a discounted condo from Mike Harrah? Can we vote for her?
Vicky Betancourt? Hopefully she won’t get back on Planning anytime soon…
I cannot believe that you did not include Nathan or The Count in your choices.
You can vote for Nathan here: http://newsantaana.com/2012/12/30/poll-who-is-santa-anas-man-of-the-year-for-2012/.
I was trying to be funny. Girls list. Ha. Never mind.
You accidently or purposely left the city attorney off your list?
She’s a contract attorney. Not a full fledged city employee. Hired gun.
Who hired her? and for what specific purpose?
Hired guns can be MVPs also. Annie Oakley.
I believe the Council approved her retainer unanimously.
Has she done anything noteworthy?
That’s your description of a Hired Gun?
Well at least she had unanimous support, which is more than you can say for 90% of the others on your list.
Again, has she done anything particularly noteworthy?
Yes, she has not made a fool of herself like 90% of the others.
Sonia worked on a policy for the city that ends up currently being one of the most progressive pieces of legislature in the Nation its called “Sunshine” what exactly have the others done that compare? Its is almost 2013 The world is changing. Wake up!
She was just doing her job. And don’t you find it ironic that the proponents of the Sunshine Ordinance recently held a last minute closed door Council meeting, during a holiday week, knowing that new Council Member Angelica Amezcua was on vacation? If we hadn’t outed them they might have gotten away with it…
Art, What about Adriana Bustamante for standing by her man, Councilman Carlos? For what she has gone through and what she will go through in the coming trial I think she should be woman of the year. I say any wife who sticks with Busty through 19 plus other women is worthy of some kind of award.
She has surely suffered greatly. I suspect she is doing whatever she can to save her family. May God bless her and hopefully change Carlos’ ways…
Good point Art! Maybe her rewards will come in the next life. We all wish her well.
Mothers suffer more than most…
Mothers enjoy suffering.
Maybe you should take time off this week and go watch
“The Guilt Trip”.
Watched Django Unchained this weekend. Loved it.
Another holiday favorite around my house is the 1972 classic, Deliverance with Jon Voight. We always watch it along with It’s a Wonderful life.
Story says voting open until Jan 8 but there’s no way to vote for Woman of the Year. What’s up with that?
It looks okay on my end. Readers?
Really? Ava Steaffens of KidWorks isn’t on here? Did she win already?
Darn it. My bad! I’ll put her on next year’s poll.