For nearly two decades, Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has taken a common-sense
approach to government that has made her a force in regional politics.
Slater-Price began her public service career in the late-1980s in Encinitas
where she served as councilwoman and mayor. She was first elected to the
San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 1992 and began her fourth term
in January 2005. She is also serving as chairwoman for the third time
since joining the board.
During her time on the Board of Supervisors, Slater-Price has established
a reputation as an advocate for open-space preservation, economic growth,
increased transportation spending, law enforcement, animal welfare, and
the promotion of the arts. She is also known as a leading supporter of
programs that protect the victims of domestic violence.
In addition, the supervisor has worked hard to protect quality-of-life
in her district. Slater-Price helped secure over $100 million to improve
Interstates 5, 805, and 15, and to build SR56. She was also behind efforts
to acquire sand for North County beaches. Over the years Slater-Price
has given nearly $10 million to numerous organizations and projects throughout
her district that help promote families, local businesses, sports, and
the arts. More recently she provided funds to two communities in her district
to fight graffiti and has helped secure over $9 million for two new animal
Slater-Price has served on the board during an extremely tumultuous economic
period. Yet, through her leadership, the county has earned a nationwide
reputation as one of the country's best. This fact was recognized in 2002
by Governing Magazine, which commended San Diego County for its results-oriented
management and fiscal responsibility.