Election

Council candidate Valenzuela: ‘I want to see us thriving’


Vanessa Valenzuela is running for Escondido city council in District 2. This is her second try. She ran two years ago against incumbent John Masson, who died earlier this year. She says, “I definitely have a strong financial background, and a long history of working in the community. I’m willing to listen to residents and I am passionate about making […]

Joe Garcia: I want to be the voice of my district


Joe Garcia is running for the District 3 city council seat. This is the seat Olga Diaz currently occupies and will retire from at the end of the year. Garcia is the pastor of two churches, Fallbrook Spanish Church of Seventh Day Adventist, and the Oceanside Spanish Church. This is his second time running for the seat. Asked his reason […]

August 7 deadline for city candidates

The August 7 deadline for candidates to sign up for political office is looming. According to City Clerk Zack Beck. The following individuals have pulled nomination paperwork since last week:  City Council District 3 Susan Reveles City Council District 4 Andres Yanez They join candidates who previously pulled nomination papers: City Council District 2: Tina Ostrem Inscoe Rick Paul Vanessa […]

Candidate list shape up for Escondido city elections

With an August 7 deadline for city elections, the candidate list is starting to build and firm up, according to City Clerk Zack Beck. The candidates who have pulled nomination papers to run for office in Escondido during the November 3, 2020 General Election: City Council District 2 Tina Ostrem Inscoe Rick Paul Vanessa Valenzuela City Council District 3 Dara […]

Dara Czerwonka is running for District 3 seat


Dara Czerwonka, former Palomar Health board member, current member of the San Pasqual Union School District board, is running for the 3rd District City Council seat held by Olga Diaz, who is retiring at the end of the year. She told The Times-Advocate: “I’m running because there is a vacancy and I want it filled with a reasonable, moderate voice. […]

Local Democrats to vote on endorsements July 11

The next meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club on July 11 will include the club’s holding endorsement votes for local races. The group meets Saturday, July 11, 10:30-noon.  Candidates in the races are being invited to attend and speak to the members before the vote.  The club will vote on the following races (incumbents have asterisks after their name): San […]


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