Council 2016: Joe Moreno Files To Run In District 4

Another combatant has entered the lists in Anaheim’s Council District 4: Joe Moreno.

I’m assuming this is the Jose “Joe” Moreno who ran for city council in 2014, finishing last:

Jose Joe Moreno 2014

UPDATED: I reached out to Joe Moreno. Here’s his response:

“Yes. I did file on Monday.  

My campaign is going to be about continuing to support the resort industry and enhancing the communication to all how much this resort has helped all Anaheimers. 

I’m a die hard Angel Fan, since my little league days, and would support the Angel’s organization creating a San Diego like Petco park here.
I envision the city building more parks for leisure and sporting activities, with a focus on youth. I would like to see either city subsidized low cost or free year round sport programs.

Lastly, I will support the city subsidizing educational programs at our youth centers that are located in areas where schools have been underperforming.”

District 4 is home to the Resort Area and is one of the two Latino-plurality districts and has a population of 56,000. There are nearly 16,000 registered voters, of whom only 5,735 exercised their right to vote in November 2014 – the lowest voter participation rate of any Anaheim council district.

The incumbent, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, officially filed for re-election on March 2. She has been on the ballot in Anaheim more than any of the current candidates: elected to the city council in 1998, 2006 and 2012; unsuccessfully campaigns for Anaheim Mayor in 2004 and 2014, and a state Senate run in 2010.

There are three other declared candidates in District 4: Martin Lopez, an official with the militant UNITE-HERE hotel workers union with very left-wing politics; Rev. Arturo Ferraras, a leftist Ecumenical Catholic clergyman and fixture of local social justice politics; and Robert Williams, an emergency medical services professional.

7 comments

  1. oops…Come on Joe. Don’t you remember the deal? You need to run against Dr. Jose F. Moreno in district 3 and always go by the name of “Jose”

    You will never win anything in any district, but the point is, we need you to siphon off votes from the real Jose Moreno.

    • This Jose Moreno is just as REAL as your elitist Dr. Jose F. Moreno. Joe is actually a working class guy, while “Doctor” Moreno is an ivory tower wannabe revolutionary who pretends to represent The People while living in upscale Westmont in his big two-story house.

      • So the only way to earn the respect of “the man” is just keep subsidizing the rich folks while skrewing the poor.

        If you earn an IVY league degree you are called an “Ivory Tower elitist” what ever that means. I guess it’s kind of how the kids who are not into school mock the smart kids by calling them geeks or school boys.

        And success is good in America unless you fight for the poor…In that case, even if you work your tail off to provide for your family of 6, make sure you don’t live in a nice house. Certainly not one with TWO stories!

        I guess it’s like they used to overtly say about African Americans, there are good ones and then that other type.

        So if you are brown, call yourself Joe and keep the man happy!

        • “So the only way to earn the respect of “the man” is just keep subsidizing the rich folks while skrewing the poor.”

          Oooo – snappy comeback! Too bad nobody here is making that argument!

          You boil everything down to race and class warfare, don’t you Mr. Marxist?

          • Actually you are the one trying in incite “class warfare” by saying that someone like Dr. Moreno is “pretending to represent the poor”

            Much like Dr. Moreno, I am neither rich nor poor, I just believe it is better public policy to invest in our most needy residents rather than those who are already wealthy.

            Rather than volunteer in a group like Los Amigos that attempts to help people, you portray those with different views than you in derogatory terms….Well at least you called me “Mr.” thank you for that.

  2. How ridiculous. He doesn’t even know the issues of District 4. Where does he mention the main issue of the influx of STRs that are destroying the very fabric of the resort neighborhoods. Maybe he should show more concern for district 4 issues than the Angels who are in district 5. NO time for name confusing ignorance.

    • Just because STRs are the only thing you and your husband care about doesn’t make them the biggest issue facing District 4.

      And the Angels effect all Anaheim, not just this District. Maybe you’re the one who should bone up on the issues.

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