Off to an early start

14195-delgado.JPGThey say the early bird gets the worm.

Think that’s what Whittier City Council hopeul Mike Delgado is thinking?

The insurance agent is throwing his hat — and his money — into the race about two years early, according to Whittier Daily News Reporter Mike Sprague.

Here are some exerpts from the story running in Monday’s paper:

Delgado, 48, had spent $15,650 for a poll and a consultant as of June 30, according to a campaign finance report filed with the City Clerk’s Office.

His mother, Eleanor Garcia Delgado of Redlands, lent him $15,000. The other $650 came from Delgado.

The terms of Councilmen Greg Nordbak and Bob Henderson expire in April 2010.

Nordbak already has announced he will seek a fifth term. Henderson said he won’t make a decision on whether to run for a sixth term until about a year before the election.

Delgado said he is getting an early start because you need to take the election seriously.

“It’s important for me to plan ahead,” he said. “When it comes to something as important as getting a City Council spot, I want to be well ahead of the curve.”

  • Sukka Fool

    It looks like he was about to “judo chop” the photographer. Rad.

  • Anonymouse

    He said it’s important for him to plan ahead? He shoulda planned ahead long ago so he wouldn’t have to ask his mom to loan him 15 g’s.

  • Dog Spot

    I don’t know who I’m voting for yet in the 2010 city council election, but I do know who I’m not supporting-this guy.

    I think the article also indicated he is willing to spend “six figures” to win a council seat that pays all of about $700 a month. Someone who is willing to do that shouldn’t be in politics–he sounds like another ambitious professional politican in the making.