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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

San Diego CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 3

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Sam Abed

Mayor/Business Owner
36,899 votes (26.93%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Creat economic opportunities for businesses and families
  • Provide public safety and security for the County of San Diego
  • Build Infrastructure, roads, traffic, water quality and reliability



Profession:Founder, President Pacific West Consulting
Founder, President Abed Corporation, Pacific West Consulting (1998–current)
Mayor of Escondido, City of Escondido — Elected position (2004–current)


Lebanon Engineer - IBM (1987)

Community Activities

Member of the Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Escondido (1988–current)


I am honored to have served as Escondido’s mayor since 2010 and councilman since 2004. The proudest days of my life were when I swore to support and defend the constitution, first as a new citizen, and again as mayor in 2010. Today, I am equally proud to be a candidate to San Diego County Supervisor - District 3.

As Mayor of the largest city in the District, I have delivered on my campaign promises, championed government reform and turned the city around. My significant accomplishments focused on fiscal discipline, smaller government, public safety and economic growth.  I want to bring the same conservative values to county government. 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • LAPA (Latino American Political Association)
  • Escondido Police and Firefighters Associations

Elected Officials (1)

  • Congressmen Issa, Hunter, Bilbray (former) More than 100 Elected Official, Civic Leaders and Organizations

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 As mayor, I have:

·     Balanced our budget every year, turned a $16 million deficit to an $8 million surplus without using reserves or raising taxes. Built a $17 million reserve fund, improving Escondido’s bond rating to AA-.

·         Attracted $500 million in new investments, 500 net new businesses and 1,000 new jobs.

·         Reduced government, wasteful spending, improved efficiency and streamlined regulations.

·       Implemented pension reform. Hired more Police Officers and efficiently staffed our fire station, saving $1.5 million a year, earning the San Diego Taxpayers Association 2013 Metro Golden Award.

·         Reduced crime by 22% last year. Escondido enjoys the lowest crime rate since 1980.

·         Improved City’s image. Best Life magazine ranked Escondido #49 in the best 100 cities to raise a family.

·         Served on San Diego EDC Board and Workforce Investment Board for five years.

·         Served on North County Transportation District Board for Four years.

·         Served on SANDAG’s Board, Regional Planning and Transportation for nine years.

·         Co-Founded “Innovate78” with the five mayors of North County to build a regional economy.

·         Engaged the San Diego community for 28 years. Received notable civic and business recognitions countywide.

·         Served as Chairman of the Board of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in 2002.

·         Had a 12 year successful career with IBM in Engineering, Marketing and Management worldwide.

·         President and Founder of Pacific West Consulting since 1998.

 Website: You can reach me at: 760-745-6000

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