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City of EscondidoCandidate for City Council, Council District 3

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Jose "Joe" Garcia

4,027 votes (40.23%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will work hard to ensure that we have Safe Neighborhoods.
  • Excellent Education is a must for our children. I will encourage stronger partnerships between City Hall, Escondido School Districts & Parents.
  • Continued Fiscal Responsibility & Community Unity will foster positive changes that will improve the quality of life of our residents.



Pastor, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist (1986–current)
Commissioner, Escondido Community Services Commission — Elected position (2014–current)


Fuller Theological Seminary Post-graduate training, Conflict Management & Resolution (2005)
University of California Riverside Certificate , Mediation (2000)
Andrews University Master of Divinity, Theology & Pastoral Ministry (1993)
Pacific Union College Bachelor of Arts, Theology (1986)

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My governing philosophy is based on the 3 L's:

LISTEN to the people

LEARN their needs

LEAD for solutions. 

In addition, one of my core values is FAIRNESS. If we are fair to all parties involved in seeking a decision, our governmental outcomes would be much better. 


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