Ed's connection with St. George began when he married Karen Bott, his wife of 55 years. Karen's father was born and raised in Castle Dale, Utah following her great grandparent's migration from Germany in 1884. The small city of St. George became a stopping place for Karen, who as a baby regularly visited her grandparents and family. St. George continued to a favorite stopping place following her marriage to Ed. He and Karen moved to St. George permanently in 2000. Ed is a graduate of Fullerton Junior College and earned a Bachelors Degree from Cal-State University Fullerton, California. Ed began his public service career in municipal government serving as a law enforcement officer. Ed enjoyed a second career in county government where he was charged with fiduciary and ministerial responsibilities in caring for the elderly and those deemed unable to care for themselves under court appointed conservatorships. During the course of 50 years of public service Ed has joined with associates in establishing many meaningful public service activities and organizations contributing to the wellbeing of the community. Upon becoming a St. George resident Ed continued to exercise his penchant for public service as a substitute school teacher at local high schools and has for over a dozen years, regularly attended city council meetings with the objective of reporting on the workings of Municipal and County Government endeavoring to keep the public educated and informed.
Ed has proclaimed that the sentiments expressed by patriot Patrick Henry, "The Liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secured, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them," will continue to be the guiding light throughout his tenure on the St. George City Council. Ed has expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and humbly recognizes the gift of trust and acceptance extended by his fellow citizens. "I am forever grateful to my parents for having instilled in me the recognition of what it means to be part of the American Family here in St. George and give thanks to my Heavenly Father for this Blessing." Ed and Karen have two children, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, four of which were born in St. George. Ed is committed to maintaining the cultural values which have made this community so great and in supporting the Constitution of the United States of America.
Council Member Ed Baca's current term expires December 31, 2019.