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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Special District

Vallecitos Water DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 4

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Mike A. Sannella

President, Vallecitos Water District
5,794 votes (72.47%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal reformer who is driven by cutting costs instead of burdening ratepayers with rate increases.
  • NO Rate Increases
  • I am working hard every day to ensure our district has policies in place that advance sound fiscal practices, leverage efficiencies, and reduce costs to help keep our water supply both reliable and affordable.

Experience

Experience

Profession:President, Vallecitos Water District
President, Vallecitos Water District (2014–current)
Director and President, Vallecitos Water District — Elected position (2014–current)

Education

CSUSM Bachelors, California State University, San Marcos (current)
CSUSM Bachelors, California State University San Marcos (current)

Biography

Mike Sannella currently serves as President of the Board and was first elected to the Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors, Division 4 in 2014.  He represents parts of San Marcos, Carlsbad, and the Lake San Marcos community.

A resident of San Marcos since 1996, Sannella’s involvement in the community includes having served as City Planning Commissioner,  Vice President of the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation, and Vice President of San Diego County Crime Stoppers. Additionally, he supports the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club volunteering on the Club’s annual auction committee.

Mike currently works in the Financial Services industry and has over 18 years of business and corporate security management experience.

A lifelong resident of northern San Diego County, Mike is an advocate for increased transparency, public outreach, and innovative solutions that promote water sustainability and a vibrant local economy.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, San Marcos and is a graduate of the Leadership North County program also through CSUSM.

Mike resides in San Marcos with his wife Amy who works for San Marcos Unified School District and their daughter Brook who attends Carrillo elementary.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • The Paper, Lyle Davis, Your Community Newspaper

Elected Officials (5)

  • Mayor, Jim Desmond
  • Vice Mayor, Rebecca Jones
  • Councilwoman, Kristal Jabara
  • Vallecitos Board Member, Hal Martin
  • Vallecitos Board Member, Jim Hernandez

Individuals (1)

  • Community Leader, Past Mobile Home Association President, Bob Bowen

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 It has been an absolute pleasure serving our community on the Vallecitos Water District, Board of Directors - thank you for your trust and support - it means everything to me!

I've had the great fortune of living my entire life in northern San Diego County and the past 20 years in San Marcos. There is truly no better place to grow up, raise a family, and live a healthy and happy life.  We've made many friends and amazing family memories here and I will be forever grateful for being part of this community.  It was this love for our community that stoked a fire in me to get involved.

It is no secret that California has been in a historic drought, a drought that has impacted all of our lives.  I am so proud of how our region tackled this challenge head-on by embracing new conservation efforts.  Thank you for all you have done!

When water supplies are threatened, I understand the impacts that has on our families, economy, and quality of life.  I will continue to focus on innovative solutions that promote water sustainability and a vibrant local economy.

We've accomplished a lot in recent months.  Introducing desalination,  advancing water reclamation, and increasing transparency throughout district operations, highlight some of our recent successes. But there's still more to do.

I am working hard every day to ensure our district has policies in place that advance sound fiscal practices, leverage efficiencies, and reduce costs to help keep our water supply both reliable and affordable.   With your support, I will continue my dedication to foster an open and transparent forum to conduct the District's business while continuously exploring ways to save our customers money and deliver world-class service providing safe, affordable, and sustainable water.

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