Honored to be Law Enforcement’s Choice for San Marcos

Dear friends and neighbors, 

It has an been an absolute honor to serve our community as an elected leader at Vallecitos Water District and I am beyond excited for the opportunity to bring that experience and my enthusiasm to foster positive change to the San Marcos City Council. 

I am proud to have been part of big things that we accomplished at Vallecitos since I was elected in 2014. It was great to be a part of the visionary plans to directly connect to the new desalination plant in Carlsbad and secure our water future. We also enacted innovative plans to recycle more of our wastewater to protect our ocean and we completed one of the largest solar projects ever in San Marcos at our Twin Oaks reservoirs. 

Based on feedback about Vallecitos I had received from residents and local business owners, small and large, I knew there were also opportunities to improve in the areas of transparency, public relations, and customer service.  This required a huge culture shift at the water district. We embarked on this path to change and in just a few short years, Vallecitos Water District has received the Transparency Certificate of Excellence, has an award-winning public relations department, and has made world-class customer service a top priority. Many things to be proud of but we’re not stopping here, continuous improvement is now part of Vallecitos’ culture for the betterment of our entire community.

I am excited for the opportunity to lead the same culture shift at the city that I did at Vallecitos Water. There are areas for improvement, and I want our city government to work better for all of us; communicate better, solve better, and move forward better.

There is a lot to love about San Marcos. We are a special community known for our great schools, university, parks, restaurants, and neighborhoods. Our city leaders, past and present, have served us well but we all deserve a culture focused on continuous improvement so that city hall works better for all of us. 

I encourage you to call me to talk more about my campaign and I hope that you’ll follow me online.


Mike Sannella
(760) 207-7658

Mike’s Top Priorities:

Public Safety

Nothing else matters if we don’t get this right (Proudly endorsed by Deputy Sheriffs Association)


Infrastructure enhancements to improve our quality of life


Fostering a vision for San Marcos’ future that promotes recreation and entertainment options for our families