Michael Vu, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the County of San Diego
Michael Vu was appointed San Diego County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer in January 2021, bringing over 24 years of local county government experience to the position.
Mr. Vu assists the Chief Administrative Officer in implementing policies set by the Board of Supervisors and managing the day-to-day operations of the second-largest county government in the state, spanning over 40 departments with an annual budget of over $6.55 billion.
Before his appointment, Mr. Vu served as the San Diego County Registrar of Voters for over eight years and Assistant Registrar for another six years. He was responsible for the administration of all primary, general, special and district elections for the County, as well as elections for the surrounding municipalities. The role required extensive engagement with a diverse cross-section of the community, and he earned national recognition for his work.
Prior to coming to the County of San Diego, Mr. Vu worked for three and a half years as director of the Board of Elections in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Before that, he spent seven years working for the Salt Lake County Elections Division under the direction of the Salt Lake County Clerk.
He has worked tirelessly to improve County government services and has been involved on both a local and national level to discuss the status of election administration. He has been a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion both in the community and within the County workforce through his involvement with employee resource groups.
Mr. Vu holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Utah and enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities with his family.