SANTA ANA, Calif.—As three Orange County Supervisor seats are up for reelection in June, Santa Ana Mayor Vincente Sarmiento announced his run for the District 2 seat on Jan. 12.
In the June 7 direct primary election, Districts 2, 4, and 5 will be on the ballot for residents to cast a vote for the desired candidate to represent their cities throughout the county.
Sarmiento formally announced on Wednesday he is joining the race for the district seat currently held by Sup. Katrina Foley.
“I have worked hard in Santa Ana to help address our homelessness crisis, improve the delivery of health care – including the containment of COVID-19, increase the amount of much-needed park and open space, respond to the growing needs of working families in our community, and work to increase transparency in government,” Sarmiento said in a statement.
Ever since the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new supervisorial district map on Nov. 22, Santa Ana has been in the heart of District 2, surrounded by Garden Grove, Tustin, and other cities.
Sarmiento has served on Santa Ana City Council for 14 years and hopes to serve the Santa Ana community even further in the capacity of county supervisor.
For now, he is the only announced supervisor candidate for District 2.
Along with Foley’s seat, Sup. Doug Chaffee’s seat on District 4 and Sup. Lisa Bartlett’s seat on District 5 will also be placed on the ballot.
As of date, the Supervisors have not announced whether they will be running for reelection.