Election

Garcia issues statement over District 3 victory

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, […]

Council will have conservative majority


It’s time to put on our big boy pants and declare the results of the local elections. This is, of course, why you pick up The Times-Advocate, right? For us to “call it.” On Wednesday, with about 85% of the votes tabulated, it can be said with near certainty that the three elected members of the Escondido City Council will […]

Candidate Garcia responds to donation criticism

City council candidate Joe Garcia, running for the 3rd District, this week responded to criticism that he shouldn’t have accepted campaign contributions of $4,300 from Safari Highland LLC, a developer group proposing a controversial project in the San Pasqual Valley.   Both his opponents, Don Greene and Dara Czerwonka, have criticized Garcia for not giving the contribution back. Asked to […]

FPPC rejects Greene’s complaint against Dara Czerwonka

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has rejected a claim that was brought against the campaign of Dara Czerwonka, who is running for the District 3 seat of the Escondido City Council. The claim was brought by candidate Don Greene, who is also running for the 3rd District seat. The FPPC has rejected Don Greene’s complaint and closed the […]

Candidate Tom Kumura wants to “put people first in health care”

Candidate Tom Kumura seeks a second term in Division 2 of the Palomar Health District board. Note: We incorrectly stated last week that there are no incumbents in this division. Very obviously there are and we regret that error! The Palomar Health District was recently divided into seven divisions. Last November, Kumura won the two years seat after being appointed […]

Hospital Voting Zones that serve this area

There has been some confusion among our readers at to who the will vote for in the upcoming Palomar Healthcare District election since the district has been divided into seven election zones. If your ballot doesn’t show a hospital district candidate, you probably are not in a zone that is up for an election. However, if you look at the […]

Candidate Susan Reveles: ‘I believe in community and I believe in progress’


Susan Reveles is running for the District 3 Escondido city council seat. “I believe in community and I believe in progress. I’m here to serve Escondido and to listen and be your voice,” she said. A Starbucks store manager, she describes herself as “a leader of people. I have managed and led teams in many different capacities.” She added, “I […]

Christian Garcia’s goal: keep college district, ‘fiscally safe’

Christian Garcia is a candidate for the Palomar College board from Trustee Area 2, which includes Escondido and San Marcos. This is the first time the college district has held elections for trustee areas. Previously all trustees were elected at-large. He is running against incumbent Nina Deerfield. Garcia describes himself as a “California and San Diego native, raised in North […]

Candidate Grove wants to provide access to safe, quality health care


Vicki F. Grove is a candidate for Zone 2 of the Palomar Health hospital board. Zone 2 includes some parts of Escondido. Note: In the original version of this article we stated that it included most of Escondido. That was incorrect. A resident of North County for 20 years and of Escondido for five years, Grove is a licensed marriage […]

Rincon’s Towne defends her water board seat


Diana Towne has many accomplishments she is proud of: volunteer with the Assistance League of Inland North County and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and at Palomar Hospital. But one of her proudest boasts is that she was the first woman ever elected to the board of the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District. She represents Division 5. […]


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