Michael Morasco, Escondido’s Deputy Mayor, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in December 1955. The Morasco family moved to Poway, CA in 1959 and then to Escondido in 1967. Mike attended Glen View Elementary School, Orange Glen Junior High School and Orange Glen High School, graduated from “O.G.” in 1974 and then attended Palomar Junior College, Brigham Young University, California State University Northridge and U.C.L.A.
Prior to completing college, Mike served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon his return Mike married his high school sweetheart, Pamela Marler.
After completion of college and earning his college degree, certification and California State licensure in Physical Therapy, Mike and Pam returned to start his professional career which included working at Kaiser Permanente, establishing San Marcos Physical Therapy in 1984 and participating in the growth and expansion of Physical Therapy and Hand Centers, Inc. from 1998 to present.
Mike and Pam have four children (Jamie, Jared, Carli and Kelsey), three son/daughter-in-laws (Jon, Arielle, and Dane) and three granddaughters (Giada, Myla, and Aviana).
In 1990 Mike was elected to the first of three terms as Trustee of the Escondido Union High School District. Mike has also served on the Valley Center Community Planning Group and has been a Board Member for the (Escondido) East Valley Association and Charles Hume Pool.
In 2010 Mike was appointed to the Escondido City Council and was reelected in 2012 and in 2014. Mike was elected by his City Council peers to serve as Deputy-Mayor.
Mike and Pam, his wife, volunteer time in the Dominican Republic/South America with a world-wide humanitarian project for wheelchair replacement. Mike has also been active in Boy Scouts of America over several decades and is also a member of Escondido Rotary.
Mike remains very active in his church and has served in a variety of callings and offices including Bishop (pastor) of a congregation for over five years.
Mike is a strong advocate of physical fitness and enjoys many outdoor activities with mountain biking and cycling being two of his favorite passions.
As an Escondido City Councilman representing District #4, Mike has focused on the city’s financial stability, safety, and growth.