Council Member Ed Sachs
Ed Sachs was elected as a member of the Mission Viejo City Council in November 2014, and re-elected November 2018 with the highest number of votes among three incumbents. Ed Sachs is the founder of Secure OC Schools whose mission is to better prepare schools and places of worship, for the unimaginable event of a violent attack against our schools, places of worship and public places.
Ed Sachs retired as President Emeritus from Pioneer Electronics, USA, in April 2009. Ed is also a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Navy.
It was in his last fiscal year at Pioneer that the company saw its highest top line revenue and Income Before Tax in the division’s history. Ed Sachs was the moving force behind the original attempt bringing automotive industry leaders together to promote the aftermarket car audio industry through the Consumer Electronics Association. Ed was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2009 after his 35 years of leadership in the consumer electronics industry.
Ed employed his marketing skills at Pioneer allowing for creative end-to-end clarity to local and national campaigns. Ed also participated in post-graduate studies at Harvard University and Nebraska University in areas of negotiations, leadership and organizational development and implementation. Ed is Principal Director at Associate Marketing Partners, Inc. a marketing and leadership consultancy.
Current Membership Information
Council Member Ed Sachs formed the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Secure OC Schools immediately after the Parkland Florida school shooting. Secure OC Schools is dedicated to the improvement of security and preventative measures that goes to protect our families and children from deadly assault while in school or places of worship. Ed is the City’s representative on the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Board of Directors. Ed also sits on the OCFA Budget and Finance Committee, Executive Committee and HR Committee. Ed is on the Standing Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee. Ed serves on the Board of the Orange County Housing Finance Trust as well as the Board at Heritage Pointe. Ed represents Mission Viejo on the Orange County Board of Directors to the League of California Cities and serves as a member on the League’s statewide committee for Tax and Revenue Policy Committee.
Ed Sachs is married to Leagh Sachs, a highly sought-after award-winning photographer. Her work has won high recognition at the Orange County Fair, San Diego County Fair, and in a San Juan Capistrano Gallery. The family includes two adult children David and Daniel Sachs, and Charles the bird. David and Daniel both grew up in Mission Viejo participating in soccer, martial arts, high school football and hockey before attending college. David is now living in the N. California area and enjoying a career in photography, while Daniel proudly serves in the United Sates Air Force. Council Member Sachs and his wife are members of the Mission Viejo Country Club where Ed continues to learn how to play golf after 40 years.
Term 1 - November 4, 2014
Term 2 - November 6, 2018
Term expires November 2022
Biography prepared by: Council Member Ed Sachs