Maria Nuñez Announces Run for San Marcos City Council

Nuñez Joins Wave of Women Running for Office in November 2018

San Marcos, CA: In a historic election year where cities like San Marcos have moved to district elections, long-time San Marcos resident and attorney, Maria Nuñez, announced her candidacy for the new District 1 city council seat before family members and supporters on Friday, June 1st. The election will take place on November 6, 2018.

Nuñez is joining a wave of women who are running for political office throughout North County and San Diego.

San Marcos decided to move to district elections in 2016 after being hit with a lawsuit by the Southwest Voter Registration Project.  According to their attorney, Kevin Shenkman, "Latinos make up 37 percent of the city's population, but none have been elected to the council in roughly 20 years."

The San Diego Union-Tribune states, "In District 1, Latinos make up about 70 percent of the residents and 45 percent of the registered voters."

Download: Headshot of Maria Nuñez

Visit: City of San Marcos page about district voting process including interactive map and demographics.

Photos: See who attended!

Maria Nuñez states: "San Marcos has been my home for nearly thirty eight years. In 1981, San Marcos welcomed me and my family, and afforded us the opportunity to root and flourish along with San Marcos, as it has. Even as an eight-year-old, I saw the specific needs of my family and those around us. Fortunately, my family and I learned how to acclimate and became a resource in our neighborhood for others. I have since dedicated my personal and professional life to serving others. With your support, I now have the unique opportunity to be elected to serve on the City of San Marcos - Government, and be your District 1 representative."

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Contact: Ricardo Favela, 760.468.4519,

For more information about Maria's campaign please visit


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