Division 5: Dir. Hal Martin

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First Elected: 2012 galloway_121219_7771_web
Current Term Expires: 2020
Elected to the San Marcos City Council in November 1996.

Hal has represented the City Council on the League of California Cities. He served on the statewide environmental board for the League from 1996 to 1998.

Additionally, Hal serves as an alternate for the North County Transit District, North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority and the San Diego County Association of Governments (SANDAG). In the past, Hal 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.

Prior to his election to the City Council, Hal 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.

Mr. Martin has also been active with the San Marcos Boys and Girls Club for more than 21 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

Elected to Board of Directors, Vallecitos Water District, 2012-2016; Re-Elected 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 

Current Vallecitos Water District appointments