• Gabriel San Roman

Is Manny Escamilla the Progressive Candidate That Can Win in Santa Ana?

Updated: Aug 12

Santa Ana held elections for city council last November but candidates are back plastering the city with big banners, again. Former councilman Roman Reyna’s resignation this March left an empty seat on the dais. When remaining council members couldn’t decide on anyone to appoint to represent Ward 4, they left the task up to voters during a special election–one court orders compel Reyna to pay $578,000 in restitution for after he pleaded guilty to election fraud.

The last of the political signs to go up around town are also the most unique. Banners painted by Santa Ana artists are boosting the candidacy of Manny Escamilla. For the 33-year-old, the artwork stands as a vibrant, visual symbol of his fundamentally grassroots campaign.

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