Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce and Connect to Council are hosting a candidates forum for the upcoming Santa Ana City Council Ward 4 and SAUSD School Board election, on Sep. 24, at the Delhi Center, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Delhi Center is located at 505 E. Central Ave.

The Ward 4 City Council candidates include:

  • Phil Bacerra (D), a former Santa Ana Planning Commissioner who sued Reyna after the November election on the grounds that Reyna screwed up his campaign paperwork and never should have been allowed on the ballot. Phil was right!
  • Jennifer Oliva (D), a Santa Ana Arts and Culture Commissioner
  • Gale Oliver, Jr. (No Party Preference – NPP), a Baptist bishop
  • Brandon Sisco – Businessman
  • Manuel Escamilla – Urban Planner

The SAUSD School Board candidates include:

  • Cecilia Aguinaga – a Realtor who has run for the SAUSD School Board a few times before. Aguinaga has served on various City Commissions over the years. She currently serves on the Santa Ana Housing and Redevelopment Commission.
  • David Benavides – a former Santa Ana City Councilman who now heads up a non-profit, Kidworks.
  • Gisela Contreras – a parent/businesswoman who is endorsed by Iglesias.
  • Carolyn Torres – a 7th grade teacher who has very liberal views.

Attendees all have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.
You may do so here:

The City Council and SAUSD School Board elections will be held on Nov. 5.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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