On Monday Joe Garcia issued the following statement on his apparent win of the District 3 Escondido city council seat, which, with 83.3% of the vote counted stood at 39.08% (4,977 votes) for him, 26.42% (3,365) for Donald “Don” Greene; 25.49% (3,247) for Dara Czerwonka and 9.01% (1,148) for Susan Reveles:
“As a resident of Escondido for over 20 years, I have dedicated much of my life to serve the city I call home. Now, I am honored to have the overwhelming support of my community to serve them as their City Councilmember! Over the last year and a half, I have knocked on thousands of doors, and had countless conversations with my neighbors about the issues and concerns that are important to them. I will bring these conversations with me to City Hall where they will help guide how I represent District 3.
“As we face uncertain times ahead with a budget deficit, and economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic, I will prioritize policies that will get Escondido back on track. As your city councilmember, I will seek to improve our fiscal responsibility by balancing our city’s budget, promote economic growth by bringing new businesses and affordable housing to Escondido, and support our neighborhood’s safety by ensuring our emergency services have the funding and resources they need to be there when called upon. Thank you to all of my volunteers, supporters, and neighbors who entrusted me with your time, your treasure, and your vote to make all this possible! Together, we will get Escondido back on track to be the ‘City of Choice’ once again.”