Escondido, CA

Candidate list gels for city elections

Friday was the last day to qualify to run for public office in Escondido in the November general election. 

The following candidates qualified in their districts:

City Council District 2

  • Tina Inscoe
  • Vanessa Valenzuela
  • Rick Paul

City Council District 3

  • Dara Czerwonka
  • Don Greene
  • Joe Garcia

City Council District 4

  • Mike Morasco
  • Andres Yanez
  • April Pugh

City Treasurer

  • Doug Shultz

Lastly, Susan Reveles pulled nomination paperwork for City Council District 3. Since Councilmember Diaz is not running for re-election, the filing deadline for District 3 has been extended to August 12, at 5 p.m. Therefore, Ms. Reveles has until Wednesday to submit her nomination paperwork.

Other elections of interest within the city include:

Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District

Division 2

  • David Drake, engineer, small businessman, is elected unopposed.

Division 5

  • Incumbent Diana Towne is being challenged by Kim Inki Welch.


Escondido Union School District

Trustee Area 1

  • Incumbent Douglas Paulson was the only one to file, so he is automatically elected.

Trustee Area 3

  • Incumbent Joe Muga and challenger Mark D. Olson, an educator/recreation director, will face off in the November election.

Trustee Area 5, short term

  • Frank Huston, appointed incumbent and Daniel Barajas will be on the ballot in November.


Escondido Union High School District

Trustee Area 3

  • Incumbent Christi Knight will be defending her seat against Michelle Golding, a senior technology manager.

Trustee Area 4

  • Incumbent (and current board president) Dane M. White will be defending his seat against Eric Rodarte, a construction estimator and Ogechi S. Okereke. 

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