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Stealth Election?

While the local races for San Diego have been getting plenty of publicity and press, the race for Escondido's city council seats have been proceeding almost unnoticed.

Unlike San Diego with designated city council districts, Escondido elects four members at large (two every two years), and those four people together with the elected mayor comprise the five-member city council.

Two incumbents, Ed Gallo and Sam Abed are reportedly running to retain their seats. They were the top vote-getters and won their seats in November 2004 with 33 percent and 23 percent of the vote respectively. I was unable to locate a Web site for either incumbent. 


The only candidate I found c38aigning to unseat them, Olga Diaz , founder of the popular Blue Mug Coffee & Tea does have a Web site though. Filing deadlines have not yet passed, and more candidates could certainly enter the race.

Darren from Encinitas, CA
July 09, 2008 at 05:39 PM
Do I see a website down the road?

Chuck from Escondido, CA
July 09, 2008 at 05:42 PM
Absolutely not.