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City of Signal HillCandidate for City Council

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Ed Wilson

Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increased economic opportunies, increased job growth, maintaining fiscal accountability via balanced budgets.
  • Enhance transparancy and give the people a voice in determing the face of Signal Hill via directly elected Mayor.
  • Enhance the quality of life via safe neighborhoods, safe streets, effective policing, and quality community services. Build a new Library powered by solar.



Profession:Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
City Council, Signal Hill — Elected position (1997–current)
Member, SCAG Energy and Environment Committee and SCAG Audit Committee — Appointed position (2010–current)
Board Member, LA County Sanitation — Appointed position (1997–2017)
Board Member, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy — Appointed position (2003–2015)
Board Member, Water Conservation Authority — Appointed position (2006–2015)


USC Bachelor of Science , Accounting (1984)
University of Southern California BS Business, Accounting (1984)

Community Activities

Boardmember, CCEJ (2016–current)
Advisory Board, Millers' Children's and Women's Hospital (2010–current)



Re-elect your voice at City Hall! As a father, I thoroughly enjoy living and raising my daughter in Signal Hill for 25 years.  Since 1997, I have worked hard to be an advocate and independent voice for the citizens of Signal Hill (especially kids) and to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the City.  I have brought millions of dollars to Signal Hill.  Signal Hill is now considered one of the most desirable cities in LA County. 




My priorities for the next four years are


  • A new library powered by solar;
  • Ensuring a strong police force;
  • Sustained business and residential growth;
  • Balanced budgets;
  • Increasing renewable energy in the city;
  • Maintaining accountability to the citizens;
  • Supporting enhanced transparency through directly elected Mayor.




In addition to serving on Council, I have served in the following capacities: President, Gateway Cities COG and LA Division of CA League of Cities; Board member, LBCC Board of Foundation, LA County Commission for Local Government Services, Signal Hill Sustainability Committee, LAEDC, WCA, RMC, CCEJ, and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Advisory Council. Prior job titles include VP/Controller, Comptroller, and CFO.  I am a graduate of USC.  I have brought extensive business experience to government.




I am proud to represent you on Council. I ask for your vote!

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

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Organizations (1)

  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (6)

  • LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
  • Signal Hill City Councilwoman Tina Hansen
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • LB City Attorney Charlie Parkins

Individuals (5)

  • Victor Parker
  • Jane Fallon
  • Gary Dudley
  • Christopher Wilson
  • Ida Aleman

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