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Councilmember Edwin Sabathia


(831) 623-4661


Edwin Sabathia (aka EJ Sabathia) was elected to the San Juan Bautista City Council in the general election on Nov. 8, 2022. A mechanical engineer, Sabathia has lived in San Juan Bautista since 2018.

Sabathia has not held elected office before but has attended many of the town’s City Council and Planning Commission meetings. He has volunteered for town committees and helped design city hall IT upgrades, enabling hybrid meetings.

Notable quote: “Growth in San Juan has been unbalanced, leaning heavily toward large single-family homes. Future growth needs to be focused on/prioritized on boosting San Juan’s economy, addressing infrastructure concerns & medium to high-density affordable housing.” (Source: BenitoLink