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About Kevin Sabellico

San Dieguito Raised, San Dieguito Values

Kevin Sabellico is a homegrown North County leader. Kevin and his family moved to San Diego while his father served as an officer in the US Coast Guard. He attended local public schools, including Canyon Crest Academy, and grew up playing tennis at Morgan Run and Rancho Valencia.

Kevin with his 2-year old dog Molly

Kevin's first job was Little League Umpire, so he knows the meaning of fair play. He volunteered with charities serving the homeless through the Interact Club at CCA and was as an altar server at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. He also served as the President of the CCA School Site Council, where he worked alongside parents, teachers, and administrators to develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement. Kevin graduated early and completed internships in the State Senate, County Board of Supervisors, and a nonprofit serving disabled veteran business owners.

While studying political science at UC Santa Barbara, Kevin worked on UC President Janet Napolitano’s Global Food Initiative, helping community residents access CalFresh and other government programs available to them. As part of the Government Affairs team, he helped the university’s successful effort to establish a $10 million/year line item in the state budget for hunger-free programs on campuses. 

Kevin has been a trusted communications professional for elected officials at the federal, state, and local level, traveling across the country to Iowa, South Carolina, Ohio, and Florida to work on over a dozen political campaigns. He steered San Clemente Mayor Chris Duncan to victory, and then managed Catherine Blakespear’s trailblazing campaign for the State Senate. In recognition of his efforts, Congressman Mike Levin appointed him to the Electoral College in 2020, where he cast one of California’s decisive 55 electoral votes for Joe Biden. 

In 2021, Kevin was appointed as a planning commissioner, where he worked to increase the city’s supply of affordable housing while ensuring that streets are safe, parks are well-maintained, and businesses were able to re-open after COVID. In May of 2024, Kevin was unanimously confirmed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the County's Environmental Health and Quality Advisory Board.

Kevin's Accomplishments

Kevin has earned real results for San Dieguito families. As a school site council president. As a planning commissioner. As a lifelong advocate for students and parents.

  • Made our streets safer for students going to and from school by increasing enforcement and prioritizing traffic calming measures.

  • Increased the percentage of students exceeding standards in reading and math for all groups.

  • Increased investment in special education and technology in classrooms.

  • Helped secure state funding to provide assistance for hungry students and families.

  • Approved plans for new childcare facilities in our community.

  • Stopped corrupt politicians and wrote plans to close loopholes in local ethics laws.

  • Supported common-sense gun safety laws that protect our community.

  • Supported law enforcement officers by helping to educate the public on the dangers of fentanyl.