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City Council, Council District 4 — City of Escondido

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Mike Morasco

Physical Therapist / Businessman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Fiscal Responsibility
  2. Public Safety
  3. Efficient, Responsible Government
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Ingrid Rainey

Attorney/Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Public Safety: Safe communities are productive communities....
  2. Economic Growth: Support existing businesses and bring...
  3. Fiscal Responsibility: Maintain a balanced budget....
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Escondido City Councilman/Businessman
7,546 votes (61.52%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Public Safety
  • Efficient, Responsible Government

Experience

Experience

Profession:Physical Therapist / Businessman
Physical Therapist, Self / others (1982–current)
Escondido City Council, City of Escondido — Elected position (2010–current)
Board of Trustees, Escondido Union HS District — Elected position (1990–2001)

Education

UCLA BS CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE, Health Science / Physical Therapy (1982)

Community Activities

Rotarian, Escondido Rotary (2010–current)
Tech Specialist , LDS Humanitarian Services (2011–current)
Scout Master, BSA (1990–1993)
Missionary, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1976–1978)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • State Assemblywoman Marie Waldron
  • Congressman Daryl Issa
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter

Organizations (3)

  • SD GOP
  • The Escondido Republican Club
  • BIA

Elected Officials (3)

  • Councilman John Masson
  • Councilman Ed Gallo
  • Mayor Sam Abed

Individuals (3)

  • Senator Mark Mark Wyland
  • FSA Martin Garrick
  • George Weir

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of Escondido, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Mike Morasco:
  • Need for family housing 
  • Public Safety 
  • Gangs / graffiti 
  • Need for ongoing business development 
  • More efficient city government
  • Strong fiscal accountability 
  • Enhanced public parks / recreation 
  • New Library
  • Need for ongoing infrastructure development 
  • Continue to build on excellent Police / Fire Departments 

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

CITY OF ESCONDIDO
Member of the City Council – District No. 4

MIKE MORASCO
AGE: 60
Businessman

As your Councilman, I keep three priorities in focus:

Fiscal responsibility: I’ve worked with my colleagues to balance the city budget 6 consecutive years while creating significant budget reserves to prevent the kind of deficit spending budgets that plagued Escondido in the past.

Escondido has never been in better fiscal health.

Public Safety: We’ve established Escondido as one of the premier law enforcement cities in San Diego County. I’ve worked to increase staffing levels for both Police and Fire, hiring the best possible, and will continue to improve the excellent level of service you deserve.

I’m proud of our work to aggressively tackle blighted properties, fight gangs and graffiti and to beautify our community.

Efficient, Responsive Government: I’ve worked successfully to reduce the size of government, creating a more efficient workforce focused on customer service at City Hall. To effect this positive shift in culture we worked to attract highly talented new members of our city leadership team, starting from the top.

I’m proud of Escondido and optimistic about our future.

It’s my honor to serve you, and my commitment to hear your concerns personally.

I’d be grateful to earn your vote again.

Sincerely,

Councilman Mike Morasco
Cell: 760-533-1235
Mike@MikeMorasco.com

Candidate Contact Info

Email mike@mikemorasco.com
Attorney/Business Owner
4,719 votes (38.48%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: Safe communities are productive communities. Safe communities allow children the chance to be successful.
  • Economic Growth: Support existing businesses and bring more businesses to Escondido. Smart development and smart zoning to allow a positive business climate.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Maintain a balanced budget. Spend money on vital expenditures which will provide economic dividends in the future.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney/Business Owner
Vice President-Board Member., FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association — Elected position (2016–current)

Education

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Juris Doctor in Law , Juris Doctor in Law (2009)
Auburn University Bachelor of Arts, Spanish (1998)

Community Activities

Vice-President of the Board , FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association (2016–current)

Biography

 

I am licensed to practice law in California and Washington D.C. and specialize in business/corporate law and state/federal compliance. I have been successful in both the corporate arena, and leading a small business in Escondido.  I speak Spanish, Farsi, French, and English and graduated from Auburn University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

I am Vice-President of the Board of the FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association. We promote safe communities through community service projects and we provide a diverse community voice to the FBI.  Allow me to provide your voice to the Escondido City Council.

As a believer in helping people, I have volunteered at the Legal Aid Society, Family Justice Center, Special Olympics, Food Bank, and an orphanage in Khartoum, Sudan. I also translated for doctors and nurses providing medical care to the poor in Honduras.

I have been with my husband for 14 years and we bought our first home in beautiful Escondido. My husband was in the United States Marine Corps and fought for our country in Iraq. He now works for the Department of Justice.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Owners
  • Escondido Chamber of Citizens
  • San Diego Democratic Party

Elected Officials (1)

  • Olga Diaz

Individuals (1)

  • Chris Nava

Political Beliefs

I want to serve as your voice on the Escondido City Council. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that cares. Like you, I want to play an active role in making my community a safer, better place to live, run a business, grow a family, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise. 

I pledge to work with the community to grow businesses and keep our neighborhoods safe. Change needs to come to Escondido to highlight the extraordinary diversity, proximity to important places, and economic benefits we can provide.

I believe Escondido is a hidden gem, because we are centrally located to many big industry areas and yet still affordable.  Because of our affordability it opens up opportunity for business growth and to sustain our open spaces.   I am a strong leader with what I believe to be connections in important communities to foster great ideas and developments for the city.  

My goal is to fight crime, create jobs, improve neighborhoods, and connect with my constituents.  Investing in our infrastructure, businesses, libraries, and parks is essential.  It would be an honor to serve you. www.IngridRaineyNow.com

 

 

 

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

CITY OF ESCONDIDO
Member of the City Council – District No. 4

INGRID RAINEY
AGE: 42
Attorney/Business Owner

We are blessed to live in Escondido! I am a licensed California attorney who has worked in education for fourteen years, and I own a small business in Escondido. My husband and I have been together for fourteen years.

I pledge to work with the community to grow businesses and keep our neighborhoods safe. My goal is to balance the budget, fight crime, create jobs, improve neighborhoods, and connect with my constituents. Investing in our infrastructure, businesses, libraries, and schools is essential.

A believer in helping people, I volunteered at Legal Aid Society, Family Justice Center, Special Olympics, Food Bank, and an orphanage in Sudan. I also translated for doctors and nurses providing medical care to the poor in Honduras. I speak Spanish, Farsi, and French and graduated from Auburn University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

As Vice-President of the Board of the FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association, our mission is to provide a diverse voice to the FBI from the community. I am dedicated to public safety while promoting growth and fiscal responsibility.

Responsibility with the City of Escondido’s finances is key by ensuring our money is spent in areas that keep our city safe, parks clean, and businesses flourishing.

It would be an honor to serve you. www.ingridraineynow.com

Candidate Contact Info

Email contact@ingridraineynow.com

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