Sam Abed, Mayor

  • Mayor – Elected in 2010,  City Council – 2004 to 2010
  • City Council Committees: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board, Regional Planning, Transportation, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Escondido Economic Development and Workforce Development
  • San Diego Workforce Investment Board – Former Board Member
  • Spent 12 years with IBM in Engineering, Marketing and Management
  • President, Pacific West Consulting
  • Business owner in Escondido since 1987
  • Sponsored fund raising events for several community groups and schools
  • Chairman of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce – 2002
  • Co-Founder and Past Chair of East Valley Business Association
  • Former Member of East Valley Area Plan Citizens Committee
  • Former Board Member of Mercado Business Association
  • Former Member of Escondido Marketing Committee
  • Former Escondido Police Citizen Patrol Volunteer
  • Escondido Rotary Club Paul Harris Member since 1988
  • IBM Engineer of the Year Award – 1983
  • Escondido Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year – 1999
  • Escondido Police Award for National Night Out Against Crime – 1999
  • Escondido City Council Achievement Recognition Award – 2001
  • Escondido City Council Business Leader of the Year Award – 2003
  • East Valley Business Association Volunteer of the Year Award – 2004
  • Mercado Business Association Leadership Star of Excellence Award – 2005
  • "Top 50 People to Watch" Award from North San Diego County Magazine – 2005
  • Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen of the Year – 2013
  • Lives in Escondido with his wife and two daughters since 1987
  • Plays tennis, fluent in 3 languages, and traveled to over 25 countries