A controversial attorney and candidate for District Attorney, Lenore Albert-Sheridan, currently is suspended from practicing law by the California State Bar. A lawsuit filed last week is attempting to remove her from the June primary election ballot.
The city is seeking a court order to force Mayor Miguel Pulido to sign paperwork allowing a June ballot measure in which voters could change Santa Ana’s election system to district-based voting. The case could be filed in Superior Court as soon as Tuesday.
The battle over Santa Ana district elections could be headed to court, with another attempt at an emergency city council meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today about getting the measure on the June ballot. The measure was rejected by the county’s Registrar of Voters after Mayor Miguel Pulido refused to sign the paperwork by last Friday’s deadline.
The crowded field of candidates running for four Orange County Congressional seats narrowed slightly Friday, as several candidates failed to file paperwork by the 5 p.m. deadline for their names to appear on the June 5 primary election ballot.
Orange County’s top law enforcement jobs could be hotly contested races this year as four candidates, including District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, are running for DA and three contenders want to replace Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff.
The county’s chief elections official rejected a last-ditch effort to put the district elections on the ballot, after the mayor refused to sign the necessary paperwork. A majority of council members also apparently held an illegal strategy meeting via group text messages.