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Escondido’s New Mayor Discusses Top Priorities

Escondido's New Mayor Discusses Top Priorities


Paul McNamara, mayor, city of Escondido


Photo credit: city of Escondido

An undated photo of Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara.

An upset victory in Escondido has changed the city council and the political power in that North County city.

Paul McNamara, a Democrat, is Escondido’s new mayor, defeating incumbent mayor and long-time Escondido politician, Republican Sam Abed.

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McNamara was serenaded by a mariachi band after his swearing-in ceremony last week, signaling a new recognition of the city’s majority Latino population.

McNamara discusses the most pressing issues facing Escondido and how he would like to see them addressed, Monday on Midday Edition.

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