Mayor, City of Santa Ana
Director Pulido was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 1986. He has continuously been a major force in the renaissance and economic revitalization of the City. He is currently serving his sixth term as Mayor and has proven to be a leader, not only within the community, but regionally and nationally.
Orange County's City Selection Committee elected Mayor Miguel A. Pulido in January 1997 as a city council representative to the OCTA Board of Directors. As a member of the OCTA Board of Directors, Director Pulido serves on the Transit Committee where he is a leader in promoting local street and road improvements and advocating for transit alternatives. He also currently serves on the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), which is responsible for air pollution control and clean air standards to protect public health. In 2003 Governor Davis, and Governor Schwarzenegger appointed the Mayor to the California State Teacher’s Retirement System Board. Other leadership positions include his recent appointment as the Chair of the Energy Committee within the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a national organization dedicated to advocating public policy initiatives and funding programs to benefit cities. He is also a board member of the Fullerton Community Bank, Great Park Corporation, Pacific Symphony, Discovery Science Center, the UCI Foundation, and the Bowers Museum President’s Advisory Council.
Director Pulido was born in Mexico City in 1956. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. He and his wife, Laura, are the proud parents of two sons, Miguel Robert and David Andrew; and a daughter Isabel Soledad.