OCEANSIDE — Longtime Oceanside City Councilwoman Esther Sanchez will be the first Latina in the city’s history to run for mayor in this year’s election.
A story published in last week’s edition of The Coast News incorrectly stated Sanchez had withdrawn from the city’s mayoral race and also wrongly referred to Oceanside City Councilman Jack Feller as a former councilman.
Both Feller and Sanchez are currently on the council and actively running for mayor. The Coast News sincerely regrets these errors.
Sanchez has served on the council since 2000.
Sanchez told The Coast News her priority issues include affordable housing, sheltering the city’s unsheltered, Smart Growth, jobs, the business community and protecting what’s left of Oceanside’s habitat and open spaces, including the coast and farmlands.
“I love Oceanside,” Sanchez said. “I was born and raised here, so our current and future economic and environmental sustainability is so passionately important to me. We must move now to implement a strong climate action plan, community choice energy, affordable housing, and employment centers. Our kids call it saving the planet. I think it’s a great love for our community.”
Sanchez was first elected District 1 representative in 2018 during the city’s first district election.