Longtime Santa Ana Mayor Miguel A. Pulido formally filed today to run for Orange County Supervisor, District 1. Pulido, who has been a major force in the renaissance and economic revitalization of Santa Ana, was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1986 and is presently serving his 13th term as Mayor, a post he has successfully held since 1994.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my service to the community as Mayor – and am proud of the difference my colleagues and I have made,” said Pulido. “I now look forward to utilizing the knowledge and experience it has provided me, as well as my close connection to the City’s residents and business community, to help serve central Orange County at the County level.”
During Pulido’s tenure as Mayor, Santa Ana has experienced a strong increase in home and property values, a decrease in violent crime, a significant rise in the number of business licenses, an overhaul and improvement of the City’s aging infrastructure, a prioritization of arts and culture, a rebirth of community spirit, and a revitalization of its historic downtown. As a member of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board he has also secured significant transportation improvements for the city, including construction of the Orange County Streetcar.
Pulido and his wife Laura are longtime residents of the City of Santa Ana, where they have raised their 3 children and his family has maintained a business since 1961. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton and sits on a wide variety of non-profit boards including the Discovery Science Center, Bowers Museum President’s Advisory Council, Pacific Symphony, and UCI Foundation.
This article was released by Miguel A. Pulido for Supervisor 2020.