Council Member Ed Sachs
Ed Sachs was elected to serve as a member of the Mission Viejo City Council in November 2014, and re-elected November 2018. Ed Sachs is the founder of Secure OC Schools whose mission is to better prepare schools, students and parents for the unimaginable event of a violent attack against our schools.
Ed Sachs retired as President Emeritus from Pioneer Electronics, USA, in April 2009. Ed built world class sales and innovative distribution techniques within the consumer electronics industry.
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 to the consuming public. Ed was inducted into the Dealerscope Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame in 2009 after 35 years in the industry.
Ed promoted creative strategic thinking, leadership techniques, managing transparency, accountability, relevant goal setting and team building, distribution analysis and sales management revisions. Ed employed his marketing skills at Pioneer allowing for creative end-to-end clarity to local and national campaigns.
Ed is also a combat veteran of the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Navy.
Current Membership Information
Council Member Ed Sachs formed the 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 children from deadly assault while in school. Ed is the City’s representative on the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Board of Directors, and is the current Chairman. Ed also sits on the OCFA Budget and Finance Committee. Ed is on the Housing Ad Hoc Committee, the Standing Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee, and the Confirming Interim Zoning Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. Ed is President of the Orange County Board of Directors to the League of California Cities and serves as a member on the statewide committee for Governance, Transparency and Labor Relation Policy Committee as well as the Tax and Revenue Policy Committee.
Ed Sachs is married to Leagh Sachs, an award-winning photographer. Her work has been shown 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 San Francisco area and enjoying a career in photography, while Daniel proudly serves in the United Sates Air Force. Council Member Sachs is a member of the Mission Viejo Country Club and enjoys playing golf whenever he can.
Term 1 - November 4, 2014
Term expires November 2020
Biography prepared by: Council Member Ed Sachs