I met with Alfredo Amezcua before he announced his campaign for Mayor of Santa Ana. I was really hoping he would be the answer to defeating the incumbent Mayor, Miguel Pulido.
In the next few months, Mayor Miguel Pulido’s allies will tear into Amezcua and leave him destroyed. That is what they did to Pulido’s last mayoral opponent, Michele Martinez, in 2008.
However, Amezcua isn’t really a bad guy. Is he the solution to our city’s vast problems? After further review, I don’t think so. My fear is that he is going to turn out to be a lot like Pulido.
Pulido isn’t a bad guy either. Like Amezcua, he grew up wanting more. Amezcua became wealthy as a lawyer, while Pulido took a different road. He capitalized on his dad’s muffler shop, then began to work the system, first as a Councilman and now as our Mayor. Continue reading