SPECIAL ELECTION GUIDE:
After two years of television ads, billions raised in campaign contributions and vastly different approaches to our country’s future, the indecision of American politics comes to an end as voters cast their ballots on Nov. 6.
|DIANNE FEINSTEIN / Democrat||ELIZABETH EMKEN / Republican|
Dianne Feinstein has been in the Senate for 10 years. Feinstein now seeks re-election by focusing on national security, safety, and protection of natural resources. She has emphasized child protection and is the lead author of the Amber Alert.
For many years, Elizabeth Emken oversaw many business aspects of IBM. Emken also served as the Vice President for Government Relations at Autism Speaks, during which she launched a multi-state campaign for insurance coverage of austistic patients.
|LORETTA SANCHEZ / Incumbent||JERRY HAYDEN / Challenger|
Sanchez works to provide funding for public schools to ensure quality education. Social Security and Medicare continue to be her priorities as well as the medical needs of her constituents, especially children.
Hayden wants to break ties between government and public education to ensure a better future for students. Hayden is a businessman, a volunteer for Foothill High School’s football program, and served on the Board of Directors for School Power.
SANTA ANA MAYOR
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Alvarado plans to rebuild Santa Ana’s infrastructure, including roads, and supports local business and schools.
Among Benavides’ goals for Santa Ana is to bring about a more vibrant city. He’s currently a city council member.
Miguel Briseno promises to make education his priority and is in favor of small businesses getting tax cuts.
Collins wants to continue the downtown revival while lowering taxes, with plans to run a transparent government.
Moreno advocates tighter immigration controls and supports denying government services to illegal immigrants.
MIGUEL PULIDO / Incumbent
Mayor Pulido has brought business to downtown and attracted an artistic community through his task force.