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.
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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