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City of SanteeCandidate for City Council

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Stephen Houlahan

Registered Nurse
9,882 votes (42.57%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Place neighborhoods first and prevent traffic gridlock from overdevelopment!
  • Traffic solutions must occur before increased residential development!
  • No Fanita Ranch development without widening SR-52!



Profession:Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse, Sharp Healthcare (2008–current)
President, Save Mission Trails — Elected position (2010–current)


University of San Diego Master in Science of Nursing; Master in Business Administration, Healthcare Systems Administration; Business Administration (2003)
San Diego State University Bachelor in the Science of Nursing, Nursing Science (1998)


3rd generation Santee resident.

Santee School District educated.

Graduate of West Hills High School, Class of 1991.

Holds degrees from Grossmont College, SDSU, and USD.

Registered Nurse for 20 years.

President of Save Mission Trails.

Championed the battle to defeat the Quail Brush Power Plant.

Stopped the Power Plant and saved Santee property values by 5%.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of Santee, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Stephen Houlahan:

The most significant challenge facing the City of Santee is gridlocked traffic!  The people of Santee find themselves spending more and more time stuck in traffic and less and less time spent with their families.  If elected, I will demand that traffic mitigation must occur before additional residential development!  The Santee City Council must follow the "General Plan" and cease increasing the density of residential development to maximize the profits of out-of-town developers!  Property zoned for commercial use should not be converted to high-density residential use simply to increase profits for the few at the expense of the many!

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Increasing traffic gridlock is one of the most significant challenges facing Santee. Santee residents are spending more and more time stuck in traffic, leaving less and less time to spend with their families. If elected, I will insist that traffic solutions occur before approving additional residential development! The Santee City Council should follow the Santee General Plan and stop increasing densities of residential development to maximize the profits of out-of-town developers! Property with commercial zoning should not be converted to residential use to increase profits for the few at the expense of Santee residents. 

Videos (1)

— October 3, 2016 Houlahan for Council 2016

Stephen Houlahan RN, MSN, MBA, is a 3rd generation Santee resident running for Santee City Council.

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