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Chula Vista District 3 Candidates Discuss Key Issues

Photo caption: Steve Padilla, left, and Jason Paguio.

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Steve Padilla, left, and Jason Paguio.

Chula Vista District 3 Candidates Discuss Key Issues


Steve Padilla, former councilman/mayor, Chula Vista

Jason Paguio, chief of staff, Chula Vista Deputy Mayor


When a candidate for Chula Vista City Council district 3 was disqualified earlier this year, the two remaining automatically moved to a November runoff.

Those candidates are former Chula Vista councilman and mayor Steve Padilla and city staffer Jason Paguio.

After serving as mayor from 2002-2006, Padilla, a Democrat, attempted to return to the council in 2014, but he lost to Republican John McCann by just two votes.

Padilla is now facing Paguio, who serves as chief of staff to Chula Vista Deputy Mayor Steve Miesen.

If elected, Paguio, a Republican, would be the first Filipino-American on the council.

This is the first time Chula Vista will elect councilmembers by district rather than at-large. District 3 covers southeast Chula Vista, including the Southwestern College area, the APACE (Asian Pacific American Cultural Economic) corridor and it's home to a 375-acre site slated for a new university.

Padilla and Paguio discuss Wednesday on Midday Edition, the issues facing their city, from jobs to public safety and infrastructure.

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