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Division 5: Dir. Hal Martin

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First Elected: 2012 galloway_121219_7771_web
Current Term Expires: 2020

Hal Martin was elected to the Vallecitos Board in 2012 and again in 2016. He served as President in 2014 and currently serves as President. (2nd Term) 

Previously, he was elected to the San Marcos City Council for four terms and a total of 16 years from 1996 to 2012, including 6 years as Vice-Mayor, when he was termed out. He represented the City Council on the League of California Cities and served on the statewide environmental board for the League from 1996 to 1998. He served on the City’s Planning Commission from 1991 to 1996 and was on the Board of Directors for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for three years. Additionally, Mr. Martin served as an alternate for the North County Transit District, North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority and San Diego County Association of Governments (SANDAG).  In the past, he has been quite active with SANDAG as a Board member, having served on the Transportation Subcommittee, Borders Committee and the Regional Prosperity Committee. He was also appointed by SANDAG in the past to the Joint Agency Negotiation team on Consolidation, the Joint Airport Advisory Committee and the Source Point Board. 

Mr. Martin has been active with the San Marcos Boys and Girls Club for more than 29 years. He spent two of those years as the club’s president and chairman.

He is a professional photographer and has owned Focus on U Wedding Photography in San Marcos since 1990. The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce named him Business Person of the Year in 1996.

Mr. Martin lives in San Marcos where he has resided for the past 30 years.


Election History 

Re-Elected to Board of Directors, Vallecitos Water District, 2016-2020 
Re-Elected to City Council, 2008-2012
Re-Elected to City Council, 2004-2008
Re-Elected to City Council, 2000-2004
Elected to City Council, 1996-2000
San Marcos Planning Commission, 1993-1996

Current Vallecitos Water District appointments

Board President
Encina Wastewater Authority Board
Finance Committee
Public Awareness/Personnel/Policy Committee