Miguel Pulido was re-elected mayor with a large margin of votes. A segment of the city clamored for change but the least vocal, and visible, residents came out and explained through actions what the city needs at this time. Continuity. Voters were not convinced that the city needed a change in leadership because they’ve seen the positive changes that have come over time especially if those voters have been here a long time.
It’s ideal to be fair and objective in critiquing a leadership role, and to view and weigh the positives with the negatives. Santa Ana has its work cut out for it. The reason for it having the largest crime, dropout, and foreclosure rates, is because it’s the largest city in Orange County. It’s relative. Of course the numbers will be larger when compared to other cities.
The re-election of David Benavides, Michelle Martínez and Sal Tinajero also indicates that Santa Ana voters want continued progress at this time.