Sam Nejabat

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Sam Nejabat
Born 1990
San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American
Education UC Berkeley (B.A.)
Dartmouth College (M.A.)
Alma mater UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney and Businessman
Organization 22nd District Agricultural Association
Official website

Sam Nejabat is an American attorney and businessman based in San Diego, California. Nejabat has worked at the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the Obama administration. In 2020, he ran for the San Diego District 1 City Council seat.[1]

Early life and education

Nejabat was born and raised in San Diego, California.[2] He comes from an immigrant family.[3]

Nejabat holds a B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley (2004), an M.A. from Dartmouth College (2007), and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law.[4]


In 2015, Nejabat worked for the Obama administration at the White House, in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. He has also interned with former Senator Barbara Boxer.[5]

In 2019, he was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom[6] as a board member of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs venues such as the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the San Diego County Fair.[4]

He has also served as the president of SJN Properties since 2013.[7]

In August 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Nejabat to serve in the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.[8]

San Diego City Council

Template:Further In 2020, Nejabat ran for the San Diego District 1 City Council seat[1] against Joe LaCava and Will Moore,[9] replacing incumbent City Councilmember Barbara Bry.[10] As the founder of LN Foundation, a homelessness support foundation, Nejabat's priorities included issues such as homelessness and the cost of living in San Diego.[2] His other priorities included public health.[11]

During the 2020 San Diego City Council campaign, he was endorsed by organizations such as the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA).[12]

In May 2020, Nejabat helped contribute to George Floyd's funeral costs.[13] He is also actively involved in humanitarian work.[14] Additionally, Nejabat is actively involved in charitable causes, and is a policy advocate for minority communities.[15]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "District 1 City Council Candidate Sam Nejabat details his campaign". KUSI News. February 17, 2020. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Freeman, Danny (February 11, 2020). "More than a Half-Dozen Candidates Race to Replace Councilmember Bry in Dist. 1". NBC San Diego. 
  3. Lewis, Scott; Keatts, Andrew (January 4, 2020). "Politics Report: What People Really Care About". Voice of San Diego. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sam Nejabat, Son of Iranian Refugees, Named to Del Mar Fairgrounds Board". Times of San Diego. 2019-07-05. 
  5. "Q&A: Sam Nejabat, candidate for San Diego City Council District 1". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2020-01-09. 
  6. "Gov. Gavin Newsom appoints San Diego resident to Del Mar Fairgrounds board". KUSI News. July 5, 2019. 
  7. Stone, Ken (Jul 5, 2019). "Gov. Newsom appoints local resident to state board overseeing Del Mar Fairgrounds". FOX 5 San Diego. 
  8. "Governor Newsom Announces Appointments". State of California. Aug 10, 2020. 
  9. Jennewein, Chris (2020-04-14). "3 Primary Opponents Endorse Joe LaCava in District 1 Council Race". Times of San Diego. 
  10. Garrick, David (2020-02-09). "Six Democrats with contrasting styles vying to replace Bry on San Diego council". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  11. "San Diego businessman gives away fifteen thousand free face masks". KUSI News. April 16, 2020. 
  12. "IAPAC Announces Endorsement of Sam Nejabat for San Diego City Council". The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA). January 21, 2020. 
  13. Iranpour, Neda (May 29, 2020). "Local civil rights activist in MN to assist family and community after Floyd’s death". CBS8. 
  14. Bell, Diane (June 1, 2020). "San Diego activist helps Minnesota find solutions". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  15. Pezzetti, Leah (Jun 2, 2020). "San Diego activist spreading message of peace and policy reform after meeting with Floyd family". San Diego 10 News. 

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