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Community:

• Escondido Chamber of Commerce – Chairman 2002

• East Valley and Mercado Business Associations – Founder, Past Chairman

• Escondido Charitable Foundation – Fmr. Member

• Solutions for Change (Solve Family Homelessness) – Leadership Team

• Escondido Rotary Club since 1988 – Paul Harris Member Escondido Chamber of Commerce – Chairman 2002

• East Valley and Mercado Business Associations – Founder, Past Chairman

• Escondido Police Citizen Patrol – Fmr. Volunteer

• Escondido Charitable Foundation – Former Member

• Provided 10 Education Alliance Grants to local Escondido schools

• Solutions for Change (Solve Family Homelessness) – Leadership Team

• Escondido Rotary Club since 1988 – Paul Harris Member


Professional & Civic:

• Spent 12 years successful career with IBM worldwide – 1974 to 1987

• Founder, President, Abed Corporation, Pacific West Consulting since 1987

• Mayor, Elected in 2010 and 2014. City Councilmember 2004 to 2010

• City Council Committees:

-San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG) Board

-Regional Planning, Local Formation Commission (LAFCO) Chairman 

-Escondido Economic Development and Workforce Development

• San Diego Economic Development Corporation – Board Member

• San Diego Workforce Investment Board – Former Board Member

• Escondido Marketing Committee – Fmr. Board Member 

• Escondido Police Citizen Patrol – Fmr. Volunteer 

• Provided 10 Education Alliance Grants to local Escondido schools 


Honors & Family:

 • Lives in Escondido with his wife Mona and two daughters since 1987

• Plays Tennis – Fluent in 3 languages – Traveled to 25 countries.

• 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 – North San Diego County Magazine – 2005

• Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen of the Year – 2013

• Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Leadership Award – 2014


Latest News

Mayor Sam Abed Interview with KUSI Newsroom

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter has another challenger in the 2020 election. KUSI’s Sasha Foo sat down with the former Mayor of Escondido, Sam Abed, who thinks[…]

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Mayor Sam Abed to Run for Congress in 50th District

Escondido- Former two-term Escondido Mayor Sam Abed announced today his campaign for Congress in the 50th District. Sam Abed is a perfect fit for this district. He served as Mayor of[…]

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July 3, 2019 0

Abed to Challenge Embattled Hunter in 50th District

Escondido Republican Sam Abed to Challenge Embattled Duncan Hunter in 50th District POSTED BY CHRIS JENNEWEIN | TIMES OF SAN DIEGO Republican Sam Abed, the former mayor of Escondido, will challenge embattled[…]

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