Miguel A. Pulido

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Miguel Pulido
Miguel Pulido.jpg
Mayor of Santa Ana
In office
November 8, 1994 – December 8, 2020
Preceded byDaniel Young
Succeeded byVicente Sarmiento
Personal details
Born1956 (age 64–65)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton (BS)

Miguel A. Pulido (born 1956) is an American politician and businessman serving as mayor of Santa Ana, California.

Early life and education[edit]

Pulido was born in Mexico City. He and his and parents immigrated to the United States in 1961, settling in Fullerton, California.[1] Pulido attended Troy High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fullerton.[2]

Career[edit]

Pulido was first elected to the City Council on November 4, 1986. He has been the first and only Latino mayor of Santa Ana, serving in the position since November 8, 1994.[3] He is a member of the Democratic Party.[4] He was elected mayor of Santa Ana in 1994. In total, he would be elected to serve thirteen consecutive two-year terms as mayor.[5]

Pulido has been a supporter of the OC Streetcar project.[6]

Pulido opposed efforts in both 2006 and 2012 to institute mayoral term limits in Santa Ana.[6] On November 6, 2013, Santa Ana voters overwhelmingly approved "Measure GG", which limited mayors to serve a total of eight years. Measure GG grandfathered terms which preceded its 2013 passage, thus allowing Pulido the possibility of serving an additional four two-year terms.[6] Puldio would go on to be elected to three more terms after the passage of the bill. Since he had served for seven years after the 2013 term-limit measure went into effect, he is ineligible to serve another 2-year term, as that would cause him to exceed the eight-year tenure limit.[7]

In 2016, Pulido was fined for failing to report campaign expenses.[8]

Pulido ran as a candidate in the 2020 Orange County Board of Supervisors election, placing third in a field of four candidates.[9][10]

Pulido's term as mayor is set to expire in December 2020.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Pulido and his wife, Laura, have three children.[12] Pulido's wife works as a freelance writer.[13]

Electoral history[edit]

City Council[edit]

1986 Santa Ana Ward 3 City Council election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido 13,819 52.13
P. Lee Johnson 12,689 47.87
Total votes 26,508 100
1990 Santa Ana Ward 3 City Council election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 16,433 53.59
Coween Dickerson 14,232 46.41
Total votes 30,665 100

Mayor[edit]

1994 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido 10,288 41.80
Ann Avery Andres 8,830 35.87
Sal Mendo 5,496 22.33
Total votes 24,614 100
Voter turnout 35.05%
1996 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 26,688 65.80
Leah Dupont 13,871 34.20
Total votes 40,559 100
Voter turnout 54.23%
1998 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 24,032 70.18
Ted Moreno 10,214 29.83
Total votes 34,246 100
Voter turnout 50.73%
2000 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 34,102 71.25
Vital D'Caprio 8,025 16.77
Steve Rocco 5,733 11.98
Total votes 47,860 100
Voter turnout 57.33%
2002 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 25,669 100
Total votes 25,669 100
Voter turnout 31.31%
2004 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 38,634 80.55
Stanley Fiala 9,327 19.45
Total votes 47,961 100
Voter turnout 53.02%
2006 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 23,170 68.77
Thomas A. Gordon 8,262 24.52
Stanley Fiala 2,259 6.71
Total votes 33,691 100
Voter turnout 36.14%
2008 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 30,352 54.96
Michele Martinez 16,199 29.33
George M. Collins 7,610 13.78
Stanley Fiala 1,069 1.94
Total votes 55,230 100
Voter turnout 53.47%
2010 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 21,588 49.46
Alfredo Amezcua 11,689 26.78
Charles Hart 4,216 9.66
George M. Collins 3,820 8.75
Roy Alvaredo 2,339 5.36
Total votes 43,652 100
Voter turnout 40.32%
2012 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 27,092 48.18
P. David Benavides 14,995 26.67
George M. Collins 6,289 11.18
Lupe Moreno 3,147 5.60
Roy Alvaredo 3,082 5.48
Miguel Angel Briseno 1,626 2.89
Total votes 56,231 100
Voter turnout 49.20%
2014 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 16,608 50.07
Roman Reyna 11,477 34.60
Mark I. Lopez 5,000 15.07
Laura Perez 85 0.26
Total votes 33,170 100
Voter turnout 35.01%
2016 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 34,317 50.72
Benjamin Vazquez 24,576 36.32
Steve Rocco 8,774 12.97
Total votes 67,667 100
Voter turnout 66.0%
2018 Santa Ana mayoral election[5]
Candidate Votes %
Miguel A. Pulido (incumbent) 28,360 50.61
Sal Tinajero 27,674 49.39
Total votes 56,034 100
Voter turnout 53.04%

County Supervisor[edit]

2020 1st district Orange County Supervisor primary[14]
Candidate Votes %
Andrew Do (incumbent) 40,999 42.31
Sergio Contreras 21,721 22.41
Miguel A. Pulido 19,616 20.24
Kim Bernice Nguyen 14,570 15.04
Total votes 96,906 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagourney, Adam; Medina, Jennifer (2016-10-11). "This City Is 78% Latino, and the Face of a New California". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. ^ "Miguel Pulido: Man in Motion". calstate.fullerton.edu. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  3. ^ "THE SUNDAY PROFILE : Balancing the Extremes : As the first Latino mayor of Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido Jr. has earned the respect of a diverse city--and some criticism". Los Angeles Times. 1994-12-04. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  4. ^ "Mayor Miguel Pulido | The City of Santa Ana". www.santa-ana.org. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "CITY OF SANTA ANA ELECTION HISTORY" (PDF). Clerk of the Council of Santa Ana. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Miguel Pulido". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Will termed out Mayor Pulido run for the City Council?". News Santa Ana. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Santa Ana mayor fined for failure to report campaign expenses". Orange County Register. 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  9. ^ "Santa Ana Mayor Miguel A. Pulido formally files to run for Orange County Supervisor". Orange County Breeze. 2019-11-29. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  10. ^ "New Santa Ana | Mayor Pulido will not advance to the First District General Election in November". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  11. ^ "New Santa Ana | Who will take over in Santa Ana when Mayor Pulido retires in two years?". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  12. ^ "Full Biography for Miguel A. Pulido". www.smartvoter.org. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  13. ^ "New Santa Ana | Laura Saari, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido's wife, writes about Dia de los Muertos". Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  14. ^ "Election Results Archives | OC Vote". www.ocvote.com. Orange County Registrar of Voters. Retrieved 27 September 2020.