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City of El CajonCandidate for City Council

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Star Bales

Appointed Council Member
6,744 votes (10.77%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • #1- SAFETY for our citizens is my foremost priority. We need to hire more police and firefighters. To accomplish this I will work to continue to increase city revenue by encouraging businesses to invest in El Cajon.
  • #2- AFFORDABLE HOUSING is a vital need for our City. To support this this we need to encourage developers to build affordable housing within our city by expediting permits and projects and leaving our no impact fees policy in place.
  • #3- JOB CREATION is a necessity for the future of El Cajon. I will continue to support policies that bring job growth. Part of this is to attract new businesses like we did with Fox, Marriott. and several new car dealerships.



Profession:El Cajon City Council Member
El Cajon City Council Member, El Cajon City Council — Appointed position (2013–current)
El Cajon Planning Commission, City of El Cajon — Appointed position (2008–2013)
San Diego County Child Care and Development Planning Council, San Diego County Office of Education — Appointed position (2011–2013)
El Cajon Arts and Culture Commission, City of El Cajon — Appointed position (2004–2006)



Councilwoman Star Bales was appointed to the City Council on December 17, 2013, to fill a City Council vacancy. 

Prior to joining the City Council, Councilwoman Bales served on the El Cajon Planning Commission from 2008 – 2013, she was also a Commissioner for the El Cajon Arts and Culture Commission from 2004 - 2006. In 2005, she received a Commendation for her contributions and dedication to the Arts Commission from the City Council. 

Councilwoman Bales is a renowned artist and volunteers as an art docent for local schools and for the Boys and Girls Club. She has served as a Councilmember for the San Diego County board of education Child Care and Development Planning Council. Additionally, Councilwoman Bales was a Board Member for the San Diego Army Advisory Council and continues to be a member of the El Cajon Historical Society. 

In 2007, she worked side by side with our brave men and women in uniform. her service as a civilian contractor in Iraq provided critical aide to our troops.

As an El Cajon City Council member, she  worked together with city council member to bring great progress to the city. During her term the city council has;


•   Implemented balanced budgets.

•   Reduced crime by 25%.

•   Enhanced the quality of life with fun public events, and improvements to city parks.

•   Supported pro-business policies that help grow jobs and city local economy.

•   Approved many new, high-quality residential homes to provide new options for city residents.


Star Bales have been a resident of El Cajon since 1983 with her husband Gerald and their two children.

Councilwoman Bales was born in Iraq and came to the United States in 1979. She eventually moved to El Cajon in 1983 and has lived in the City ever since.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Senator Joel Anderson
  • County Supervisor Dianne Jacob
  • Assemblyman Brian Jones

Organizations (5)

  • PSAR Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors
  • El Cajon Professionals Firefighters Association
  • The San Diego Republican Party
  • The San Diego Lincoln Club

Elected Officials (5)

  • El Cajon Mayor Bil Wells
  • El Cajon City Council member Gary Kendrick
  • El Cajon City Council member Bob McClellan
  • El Cajon City Council member Tony Ambrose
  • Santee Mayor Randy Voepel

Individuals (2)

  • Cajon Valley Union School District Superintendent David Miyashiro
  • Carl DeMaio

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