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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Seal BeachCandidate for City Council, Council District 1

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Peter Amundson

Small Businessman
673 votes (27.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safety: We need to increase the number of police officers in order to be safe, protect our small town and implement true neighborhood policing. We need to keep both our Fire Stations, as well as keep our own Seal Beach lifeguards. #BackOurBlue
  • Small: I promise to protect our small town from becoming overdeveloped by listening to the residents & through my continued support of local businesses. Not becoming another Long Beach is important essential and crucial to keeping our Town Characer.
  • Solvent: I will continue the pursuit of our owed oil revenue, new city funding, and long-term revenue streams. Most importantly I will keep local and state government accountable, looking to not add any extra spending. I will also bring fresh ideas.



Profession:Businessman & Community Volunteer
Executive Admin: Sales & HR, Minuteman Transport Inc. (2007–current)
On Site Drafter & CAD Associate, Veneklasen Associates (2015–2016)
Lifeguard, Lifeguard & Group Leader — Appointed position (2010–2015)
Coach & Youth Leader, Year round sports coach & youth mentor to kids K-12. — Appointed position (2002–2012)


Azusa Pacific University MBA (In Progress), Business (current)
Argosy University B.S, Architectural Design (2013)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Save Our Beach, Seal Beach CA (2017–current)
Member, Seal Beach Lions Club (2017–current)
Member, Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce (2018–current)
Coordinator, Surfside Beach Clean-Up (Save Our Beach) (2018–current)
Volunteer, Surfriders Foundation (2017–current)


As an active resident I know our community needs, as a small businessman I know the importance of our downtown and as a volunteer, I know the need for community involvement. Together, we can strengthen our small town."

I have a bachelors degree and am currently pursuing my MBA. When not volunteering in Seal Beach I work Full-Time as the executive administrator for my family's 3rd generation business in refrigerated logistics. My wife Tara & I enjoy being part of the community and look forward to raising our children in our small, safe town.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Orange County Professional Firefighter Association
  • Surfside Colony Board of Directors

Elected Officials (3)

  • Seal Beach Mayor Pro-Tem, Ellery Deaton
  • Orange County Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens
  • Orange County Supervisor. Michelle Steel

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

"The charm and small-town character is what drew my wife and I to SealBeach.  I’m running for City Council because I want to maintain the village environment for future generations.  I value a safe community and a high quality of life for all residents.

Safety will be my top priority to ensure we can walk our neighborhoods day or night.  I support public safety and want to ensure they have the resources to do their jobs successfully.


Accountability of City finances is needed to ensure we adopt a balanced budget that funds our top priorities.  As a businessman with a bachelor’s degree, I have experience in finance, human resources, and project management.  I will safeguard our tax dollars wisely and guarantee monies are reinvested in areas critical to Seal Beach’s quality of life including infrastructure improvements and public safety.


I pledge to provide balanced leadership to keep SealBeach business friendly with controlled growth.  As a small businessman I understand that a thriving Main Street is essential to our sustainability.


As a community volunteer, I understand the importance of our community groups and I will work tirelessly to serve Seal Beach. 


Vote for Peter Amundson November 6!"


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