Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bruce Bauer, 949-293-5311, bruce@bauer4sausd.com

THE DEMOCRATIC FOUNDATION OF ORANGE COUNTY ENDORSES BRUCE BAUER FOR SANTA ANA SCHOOL BOARD

Santa Ana, CA – The Democratic Foundation of Orange County has endorsed Bruce Bauer in the race for the Santa Ana Unified School District Board. Bruce Bauer currently the Vice-Chair of the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission.

Founded in 1983, the DFOC is comprised of a broad coalition of professional, business, labor, environmental, civil rights and political leaders who are dedicated to developing the financial resources to support an effective Democratic presence in Orange County. The DFOC is known for sponsoring high-profile events to increase the visibility of Democrats and Democratic ideas. In addition, the DFOC provides a forum to develop and discuss political and public policy issues of local and national importance.

The Foundation has played a vital role in electing Loretta Sanchez to the U.S. House of Representatives; Tom Daly and Sharon Quirk-Silva to the California State Assembly; Lou Correa to the California State Senate; and in electing numerous other Democrats to various local offices.

L-R, Beatriz Mendoza, Bruce Bauer, Sal Tinajero, Angie Amezcua and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
L-R, Beatriz Mendoza, Bruce Bauer, Sal Tinajero, Angie Amezcua and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Responding to news of the endorsement, Bruce Bauer remarked:

“I am grateful to receive the endorsement of such an esteemed organization such as the Democratic Foundation of Orange County,” said Bruce. “I will work with the DFOC to ensure that the children of Santa Ana have the best schools possible. Our children deserve the best!”

The general election is November 8th and three seats will be up this year on the School Board. Bruce Bauer is running for one of the three seats, along with his running mate, Beatriz Mendoza, who was likewise endorsed by the Democratic Foundation of Orange County.

The endorsement of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County comes on the heels of the announce that California State Treasure, John Chiang, had endorsed Bruce, and is the latest among many other distinguished endorsements that include, as follows:

STATE LEADERS

Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman, 47th Congressional District
Lou Correa, State Senator, 34th Senate District

SCHOOL BOARD LEADERS

John Palacio, Board President, Santa Ana Unified School District
Valerie Amezcua, Board Clerk, Santa Ana Unified School District
Lawrence “Larry” R. Labrado, Trustee Rancho Santiago Community College District
Arianna Barrios, Trustee Rancho Santiago Community College District
Alfredo Amezcua, Former Trustee Rancho Santiago Community College District
John Raya, Former Trustee, Rancho Santiago Community College District

CITY LEADERS AND TEACHERS

Michele Martinez, Santa Ana City Council Member
Roman Reyna, Santa Ana City Councilmember and former Santa Ana Unified School District School Board Member
Sal Tinajero, Santa Ana City Councilmember, former Santa Ana Unified School District School Board Member and SAUSD Teacher
Angelica Amezcua, City Councilmember and Santa Ana Unified School District Teacher
David Benavides, City Councilmember
John Acosta, Former Santa Ana City Council Member
Lisa Bist, two-term Santa Ana City Councilmember (Ward 2)
Cecilia Aguinaga, Former School Police Parent Coordinator and Former OCVC Trustee, Housing Redevelopment Commissioner
Jordan Brandman, Anaheim City Councilmember, former Anaheim Union High School District Board Member
Phat Bui, Garden Grove City Councilmember
Ken Nguyen, Santa Ana Recreation and Parks Commissioner; Little Saigon businessman; Little Saigon Business Foundation
Lynette Verino, Chairperson, Santa Ana Planning Commission
Jim Gartner, President at James Gartner & Associates Architects, Inc., Santa Ana Planning Commission (former Chairperson)
Eric Alderete, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner (former Chairperson)
Phil Bacerra, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner
Beatriz Mendoza, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner

COMMUNITY LEADERS

Tish Leon, Community Redevelopment and Housing Commissioner, President of Downtown Neighborhood Association
Tim Rush, President of Wilshire Square Neighborhood Association
Rigo Garcia, President of West Floral Park Neighborhood Association
Joe Andrade, President of the Logan Neighborhood Association
Debbie McEwen, President of French Park Neighborhood Association
Irma Macias, President of the Mid-City Neighborhood Association
Shirley Grindle (OC activist behind the Ethics Commission for the Board of Supervisors (Measure A), public financing reform in OC (TINCUP)
John Moore, President of Santiago Creek Greenway Alliance
Gloria Alvarado, Community Advocate
Dr. Arturo Lomeli, DDS,

EDUCATORS/TEACHERS

CWA, Local 9510 (Santa Ana Unified School District Substitute Teachers)
Corine Doughty, Dean, Irvine Valley College Advanced Technology Education Park, California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)* (Santa Ana High School Alumn)
Paul Riordan, President, Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (A College to Career Readiness STEM Program.)

OTHER

Orange County Young Democrats
Democratic Foundation of Orange County
SEIU, Local 721 (employees of the City of Santa Ana)
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441
Santa Ana Police Officers Association

For more information, please visit www.bauer4sausd.com.



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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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