Candidate Rick Paul: It’s time to unify, bring our communities together

Editor’s note: The Times-Advocate offers candidates the option of an interview or submitting a candidate’s statement. Rick Paul, candidate for Escondido City Council in District 2, the late John Masson’s district, chose to submit a statement. Escondido has been my home for over 30 years, and I am deeply committed to making it a city that is a great place […]

Tina Inscoe advocates a ‘safe and healthy’ city

Tina Inscoe is running for the District 2 city council seat formerly held by late John Masson.  Explaining why she is running Mrs. Inscoe told The Times-Advocate: “I want to make sure we have a safe and healthy community. I want to ensure that your quality of life gets better and I would invite you to get involved in city […]

Chamber, T-A to sponsor Candidate forums for 50th, supervisor, council

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce and The Times-Advocate are joining forces to sponsor a series of candidate forums for the 50th Congressional District, all three Escondido city council districts that are holding elections, the 75th Assembly District and the 3rd District Board of Supervisors election.  The forums will be held on a series of Wednesdays in September and October. The […]

Mike Morasco wants 4 more years on council to finish work

Mike Morasco, who has been on the Escondido City Council for ten years, is running for a fourth term, which he says will be his last if he wins reelection. He represents District 4. He was first appointed to a two year term, and has run twice since.  Why is he running? “I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve had on the […]

Registrar of Voters is ‘well-prepared’ for November election

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is “well-prepared” for the upcoming November 3 General Election and has been readying for all mail-in ballots for years. It just happens that the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to happen earlier than anticipated. Registrar Michael Vu sat down for a one-on-one interview with The Times-Advocate Wednesday. So says Registrar Michael Vu, the man […]

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 […]

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 […]

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