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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 50

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S. "Shamus" Sayed

Small Business Owner
3,079 votes (2.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keeping us safe: As a member on several law enforcement boards, I understand what it takes to keep our families safe and will make it my top priority.
  • Protecting our borders: I will reform our broken immigration system and protect us against extremists who terrorize the American way of life.
  • Ending job killing regulations: I'll slash burdensome regulations and end policies that hold back small busniess growth.



Profession:Small Business Owner
Chief Operating Officer, Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. (2014–current)
Board Member, Captain's Advisory Board — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Association of Language Companies — Appointed position (2017–current)
President, FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association — Elected position (2015–2016)
Vice President, Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. (2007–2014)


University of California San Diego Biology/Molecular Biology, Biology/Molecular Biology (2000)


I grew up in the district and have lived in San Diego nearly my entire life. I graduated from the University of California San Diego with a degree in molecular biology. Today I lead Interpreters Unlimited Group, one of the county's largest privately owned companies and I'm proud to be running to represent you as a small business owner.

As a local San Diegan, I take pride in my commitment to and involvement with our local communities. I am former President of FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and board member of the Captain's Advisory for San Diego Police Department. Most recently, I am in the final stages of becoming a board member for Junior Achievement, a non-profit youth organization providing life-changing financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to more than 954,000 youth. 

I've been blessed to have achieved these goals by the age of 40, and I am beyond grateful to my wife of 11 years, and to our two sons (ages 7 and 4), who have made this all possible. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $257,329

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

S. "Shamus" Sayed
Employees of Mailboxes, Usa
Employees of Biscayne Hospitality
Employees of Dirty Paws Pet Wash
Employees of Duchateau
Employees of Emporium Leather Co., Inc.
Employees of Interpreters Unlimited
Employees of J & S Holdings Western, Inc.

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.17%
New Jersey 1.15%
Virginia 0.85%
Florida 0.75%
Other 3.07%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.45%)
Small contributions (1.55%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.11%)
From individuals (99.89%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My goal as a Republican Candidate in California's 50th District is to have an opportunity to share the impact lawmakers have on small business and entrepreneurship. I am committed to an agenda that focuses on helping businesses succeed by boosting entrepreneurship. I know how to cut through red tape to get things done. As a small business owner, I have just as much experience signing the front of a check as I do the back. I will take my innovative business experience to Washington to fight for the small business economy that fuels San Diego. 

Running a local business is similar to serving as an elected official: both must be based on trust, and compromise is necessary to get the job done. I pledge to vote with integrity and to hold Washington bureaucrats accountable to the people of the 50th District. 

I am a proud Californian, and as such, I am interested in pursuing legislation that helps all our communities thrive. As a candidate for the 50th District, I promise to prioritize our district’s needs and concerns, by meeting with and listening to the voters, in order to pass legislation specifically advantageous to communities in the district. 

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