Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez most likely won’t be able to run for a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council, according to an article posted in the Voice of OC today. Alvarez is going to term out in 2012, but if she wants to stay in politics she has a lot of options. Alvarez will have served three terms on the Santa Ana City Council, after extending term limits by one term via the successful passage of Measure D, a few years ago.
Alvarez chose not to run for the 69th Assembly District again. Her colleague, Council Member Michele Martinez is the leading contender for that seat. Alvarez could run for the First Supervisorial District, against incumbent Janet Nguyen. But it is more likely that State Senator Lou Correa may do so.
So where should Alvarez go? How about the Santa Ana Unified School District’s (SAUSD) School Board? She could walk on easily. Three SAUSD Trustees are up for reelection in 2012, including Rob Richardson, Jose Hernandez and Roman Reyna. Of the three, it is likely that only one of them, Reyna, will opt not to run. He is likely to run for, and win, Alvarez’ seat on the Santa Ana City Council.
Alvarez has been the top vote-getter on the Santa Ana City Council. Does anyone doubt she will win if she runs for the SAUSD School Board?
If Alvarez does run, and win, she will be amongst friends. She is a longtime ally of SAUSD Trustees Audrey Noji.
I think Alvarez would actually be an effective SAUSD Trustee. She is a good role model for the district’s Latino students – and like many of them and their parents, she was born in Mexico.
Alvarez has always been a champion of law and order – and the fact is that for our city to prosper we need strong public schools. We need to keep kids in school and we need to increase graduation rates. I have no doubt that Alvarez would push for all of that and more.
And get this, Alvarez could walk onto a seat on the SAUSD School Board, then run again for the Santa Ana City Council in four years. She would likely win and then be able to serve three more terms on the Santa Ana City Council. Or, if Mayor Miguel Pulido ever retires, she would likely be in the lead to run for his seat.
8 thoughts on “Will Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez run for the SAUSD School Board in 2012?”
“So where should Alvarez go?” ………..
I could make a recommendation ……..
Another intelligent nugget from junior aka Mike Tardif.
“Alvarez will have served three terms on the Santa Ana City Council, after extending term limits by one term via the successful passage of Measure D, a few years ago.”
Measure D with 3 terms replaced the old two terms, and therefore restarts the term limit clock.
Article I, Sec 10 of US constitution, prohibits “ex post facto” laws, from the states (cities and counties too)
The elections and terms served prior to the passage of measure D can not be used to measure the now current 3 term limit. (the councilwoman from ward 5 can stay 20 years if she so chooses and keeps getting elected.)
That is why the termed out governor Jerry Brown (already served 2 terms) gets to repete as governor again.
“The elections and terms served prior to the passage of measure D can not be used to measure the now current 3 term limit. (the councilwoman from ward 5 can stay 20 years if she so chooses and keeps getting elected.)”….. Hmmmmmm
Unlike Brown she never left office thus never ended prior term.
Follow your inciting Claudia, Merry Christmas.
The reason she won’t run for higher office is because she knows she wont win people just don’t like her. Why not the school board she can make a mess of that as well. Also I like that pic you used with the viet flag that’s the night she shamelessly pandered to the viet community and to that communist dina nguyen.
Stanly, the governor get another whack at the job because the law changed.
(and it addressed every elected office and how the then current state office holders would be treated)
Measure D changed the law in Santa Ana.
And there is a court case that deals with this issue specifically.
Case no. SC-09-03 (filed Feb 4, 2010)
…. There was also concern that whatever they did in this regard would not have a retroactive affect as prohibited by both Constitutions …
….. As such, a prospective application dictates that the new term limits provision not apply until the 2007 election….
…..to hold otherwise would cause an unconstitutional ex post facto application of a term of limitation – in effect a violation of both Constitutions.
(These excepts are from the supreme court case and are the words of the justices)
All the qualified candidates are subject to a 3 term limit and that includes all the current councilmember’s, to hold otherwise would cause an unconstitutional ex post facto application. The term clock restarts (restarted Nov. 2008).
As far as I am concerned it does not change anything regarding the election process so I do not want to study it.
I am against the therm limits and this is just something interesting because it was understood by “D” voters as additional therm to already served two therms.
WE NEED CHANGE & TOGETHER WE CAN SUCCEED!!! Term limits were increased to immediately benefit Ms. Alvarez whose 2nd term was about to come to an end. IF she’s delusional and believes the constituents of the City of Santa Ana meant for her to further extend her stay, she is mistaken. WE NEED FRESH BLOOD in our Santa Ana City Council, VOTE FOR KARINA ONOFRE!!! She is young, intelligent, passionate, a natural leader who was born and raised in Santa Ana… certified G.A.T.E. student since 2nd grade, attended Roosevelt and Santiago Elementary, Willard Intermediate, and Santa Ana High… Received numerous accolades in school including an Award from the President of the United States, President George W. Bush… She has been President of her peers and went to Allegheny College in the east coast for Economics & Political Science. Is CEO of a local Spanish Magazine called Mundo Latino World for which she received an Award from our Congresswoman, Loretta Sanchez… Meet her, she is sharp, charismatic, inspiring, and will make a POSITIVE difference in the City of Santa Ana.