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Special District

Vallecitos Water DistrictCandidate for Director, Division 1

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Kelly Crews

Real Estate Broker
1,456 votes (19.54%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • As your rate payer advocate I will review and tighten budgets before voting to approve a rate increase
  • Make new technologies available and easily accessible for ratepayers
  • I will represent the ratepayer to the board and preserve your water rights while providing quality of service



Biola B.S, Organizational Leadership (2011)


As a local businesswoman I have worked in the North County area for over 35 years and managed to stay in business because of my fiscal accountability.  This along with a strong work ethic and positive attitude toward my neighbors and friends have lead me to create two charities, 501(c)3,  in addition to working and serving on other charitable boards and starting a local newspaper.  

When I see a need or concern, I make it a priority to step up and fix it or bring attention to the problem for correction.    

HOME was started for this reason.  I learned of a small business owner who needed treatment for cancer and had no were to turn.  Helping Others More Efficiently was designed to help hardworking families who through no fault of their own are struggling through a crisis.  More information is available at

Fireworks for Valley Center was another labor of love for Valley Center and Pauma Valley.  I wanted the community to enjoy a FREE family friendly event with slides, bouncy houses, games, food, and 4th of July Fireworks to celebrate America.  Fireworks for Valley Center provided the opportunity for me to work with a multitude of volunteers, the fire department, water district, sheriff's department and volunteer sheriff's department along with CERT and many others.  

In 2012 I brought back the Times-Advocate.  After reserving the name, I worked with local writers to bring local news back to our community and sold the enterprise in December of 2015 to another fine local news publishing company.  The Times Advocate continues to publish local news to this day.  

My commitment to you if elected is to provide the same focused business minded effort to the Vallecitos Water District for the welfare of the ratepayer.   



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Republican Party
  • Rebecca Jones, Vice Mayor, City of San Marcos
  • Sam Abed, Mayor City of Escondido

Organizations (4)

  • Republican Party
  • Lyle Davis, Editor of The Paper
  • April and Jordan Ciervo, Chick-fil-A, San Marcos and Escondido
  • IHOP, San Diego Franchise, Michael Szawielenko

Elected Officials (8)

  • Rebecca Jones, Vice Mayor, City of San Marcos
  • Hal Martin, Vallecitos Water District, Board of Director
  • Mike Sannella, President, Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors
  • John Masson, Council Member, City of Escondido
  • Claire Plotner, Central Committee GOP
  • Sam Abed, Mayor, City of Escondido
  • Kristal Jabara, Council Member, City of San Marcos
  • Mike Morasco, Deputy Mayor, City of Escondido

Individuals (5)

  • Scott Schuble
  • Corene Schuble
  • Penny Harrington, Public Policy Analyst
  • Keith Simpson, Author, Pilot, Former Planning Commission Director
  • David and Janet Popoff, Tri-City Drywall

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Recently, the Vallecitos Water Board approved a rate increase that will raise your rates by 5% this coming year and 5% the following year. The vote to cap the increase for the third year was denied. Meaning, your increase in year three could be very high.  

As a local businesswoman with more than 30 years of experience, I understand the importance of balancing budgets and fiscal responsibility. If elected, I will guard your pocketbook by working with other Board members to manage costs and keep rates low for landowners, homeowners, renters, and agricultural customers. Each have water rights that must be protected.

As a 45 year resident of North County and 10 year resident of the Twin Oaks Community, I recognize the challenges facing the Vallecitos Water District, and will fight to create a plan that develops emerging water resources to prevent future rate increases.  

I believe in a structured, long-term planning approach that will keep the Vallecitos Water District operating efficiently for years to come.

I look forward to earning your vote and representing your interests on the Vallecitos Water Board.


Please feel free to call me with any questions or ideas.  760-670-7062

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