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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Santa AnaCandidate for City Council, Ward 4

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Phil Bacerra

Small Business Owner
23,613 votes (44.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Implement a proactive economic development strategy.
  • Improve public safety.
  • Upgrade city infrastructure and city services.



Profession:Small Business Owner
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Ana — Appointed position (2013–2018)
Historic Resources Commissioner, City of Santa Ana — Appointed position (2016–2017)
General Plan Advisory Committee Member, City of Santa Ana — Appointed position (2016–2017)
Citizens Advisory Committee Member, Orange County Transportation Authority — Appointed position (2005–2015)


University of Southern California Bachelor of Science, Urban Planning (1999)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Ana Police Officers Association
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters Association
  • Dolores Huerta - American Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

Organizations (9)

  • SEIU Local 721 - Santa Ana Chapter
  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Orange County Young Democrats
  • Democratic Foundation of Orange County
  • Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • LA & OC Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Plumbers, Steamfitters, Welders Local 582
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Orange County Business Council

Elected Officials (5)

  • Gavin Newsom - California Lt. Governor
  • Adrin Nazarian - State Assemblymember
  • Kim Nguyen - Garden Grove City Councilmember
  • Jamison Power - Westminster School District Board Member
  • Connor Traut - Centralia Elementary School District Trustee

Individuals (16)

  • Jerry Patterson - Former Congressman and Former Santa Ana Mayor
  • Dan Jacobson - Chairman of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County
  • Jose Rea - Madison Park resident
  • Tim Rush - Wilshire Square resident
  • Carl Benninger - Metro Classic resident
  • Debbie McEwen - French Park resident
  • Desi Reyes - Saddleback View resident
  • Lisa Tran - Memorial Park resident
  • Javier Garcia - Washington Square resident
  • Chris Schmidt - Windsor Village resident
  • Winston Covington - Meredith Parkwood and Portola Park resident
  • Alan Woo - Riverview resident
  • Rob Richardson - Former Santa Ana City Councilmember
  • Mark McLoughlin - Chair of the Santa Ana Planning Commission
  • Alberta Christy - Former Santa Ana City Councilmember
  • Tom Lutz - Former Santa Ana City Councilmember

Videos (1)

— September 24, 2018 Bacerra for City Council 2018

Here is why I am running for Santa Ana City Council and what I hope to accomplish as your Ward 4 Councilmember.

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