SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez announced today that she will host a grand opening event this Saturday, January 14 at her new campaign headquarters in Santa Ana. The office is located at 217 N. Main Street, #116, Santa Ana, CA.

Last September, Martinez announced she is seeking election to the open Assembly seat in the 69th district. The seat is currently held by Assembly member Jose Solorio who will be termed out and is now a candidate for the California Senate.

In addition to welcoming friends and neighbors to her campaign headquarters, Martinez invites all voters in the 69th Assembly district (encompassing Santa Ana and most of Garden Grove, Orange and Anaheim) to join her on Saturday.

“Saturday morning we will canvass the district seeking voters who will help nominate me by signing my forms. My goal is to submit the over fifteen hundred voter signatures in-lieu of paying the campaign registration fees,” said Martinez. “I want this to be a local, grass-roots campaign where anyone from the community can support us and be involved in whatever manner they wish.” The day-long grand opening event will conclude with a “thank you BBQ” in the afternoon.

Councilwoman Martinez was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. A strong advocate for public safety, economic development and education on the council, she chairs the Parks, Recreation, Education and Youth Committee and is a member of the Neighborhood Improvement/Code Enforcement Committee. Michele also represents the city of Santa Ana on several regional and state boards. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton where she earned a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice, she is a graduate of Santa Ana High School and Santa Ana College. She is currently the Director of Orange County Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative Obesity Prevention Program.