arturo ferrerasAnother candidate has pulled papers to run in Council District 4, currently represented by Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring: the Rev. Arturo Ferraras, who chairman of the South Anaheim Neighborhood Council, an associate pastor at St. Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church in Orange (where he is listed as Rev. Arturo Querijero), and a regular at council meetings where the OCCORD/UNITE-HERE coalition mobilizes its minions (here he is at the 43-second mark in this UNITE-HERE Local 11-produced video).

The only other announced District 4 candidate is Robert Williams, an emergency medical services professional.

Ferreras has been active in the OCCORD/UNITE-HERE-led political project to shift Anaheim City Council elections from the traditional at-large system to the by-district system that commences this year. Here is his bio from the weddingministers.org:

Rev. Fr. Arturo Querijero was ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines in 1999. He served as a Religious Missionary to Guatemala, Central America from 1991-2003 with the Religious Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary founded in Brussels, Belgium. Finished his theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in 1994, Mexico City. Now he is currently serving as the Pastor in-charge of the Hispanic Community and the Associate Pastor to the Most Rev. Bishop Peter Hickman of Saint Matthew Church, an Ecumenical Catholic Church in Orange, California. Ministering to a church-community, he has helped hundreds of Spanish, English and Filipino-Tagalog speaking couples in their marriage.

Rev. Querijero Ferreras immigrated to the U.S. in 2004, and is very active in progressive political causes, especially those related to issues of social/economic “justice” (read: greater government regulation and taxation of the economy).