Escondido's New Mayor Discusses Top Priorities

Monday, December 17, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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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