Star City Council Republican Voter Guide

Trevor Chadwick

Trevor A. Chadwick met his beautiful wife, Amber, in Star in 1993. Together in 1999, Trevor and Amber built their first house in Star. He graduated from Boise High School in 1989, attended Boise State University, and then decided to join the military. 

Trevor has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with added emphasis in Human Resource Management and Marketing. Trevor is an Idaho Hunter’s Education and Idaho Bow Hunter’s Education Instructor and was named the 2014 Regional Instructor of the Year. 

Trevor is co-founder of the Youth Hunters of America, an organization that provides free hunting opportunities to kids in our community. Trevor was the President of West Valley Little League for over 9 years. He is also an assistant baseball coach at Cole Valley Christian High School. 

Trevor and Amber have been married for 29+ years and have four children. All their children attended Star Elementary, with his daughter attending Washington State University, and his two sons graduating from Eagle High School with their professional technical certificate in welding. Their special angel baby, Brady, passed away in 1994. Trevor has one daughter-in-law, one awesome and beautiful granddaughter with one more on the way. Trevor’s wife, children and grandchildren are his pride and joy. 

His hobbies include spending time with his family in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring all the beautiful places Idaho has to offer. You can find him Jeeping in the mountains or desert in his hyper green jeep with his beautiful wife Amber. Trevor has a passion for public service and loves actively participating in Star community events and talking to residents.


  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • Maintaining low property taxes from the City of Star
  • Transparency

Michele Miles

Resident of Star 20 years;
Physician Assistant 37 years
Inaugural Faculty for ISU PA program in Meridian
Served on Idaho State pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Committee
US Peace Corps Medical Officer administrating over 250 volunteers
7 years in overseas mission work with graduate studies in linguistics – conversational Spanish
Legislative Committee -WV Board of Medicine
WV Collegiate Athlete of the Year


  • Improve growth management with integrity and consideration for all.
  • Grow Star with grace strengthening revenue and stabilizing expenditures.
  • Reconsider Stars comprehensive plan particularly with regard to River use and development.

Kevin Nielsen

Kevin L. Nielsen has been an unwavering presence on the Star, Idaho City Council for nearly eight years, becoming a cornerstone of local governance who is as steadfast in principle as he is dynamic in action. A passionate advocate for government operating within its constitutionally defined role, Nielsen has brought a mix of fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and integrity to his public service role. Under his tenure, Star not only successfully navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic but also weathered the many challenges that came with Star being the fastest-growing city in the United States.

Life and Career: As an Idahoan, Nielsen’s love for his state and community is matched only by his dedication to preserving the values upon which the United States was founded. Concurrent with his public service, he has a successful career in technology and business leadership, equipping him with the skills necessary to manage complex issues at the municipal level.

A Constitutional Approach: Nielsen’s tenure on the city council has been marked by his commitment to upholding the Constitutions of the State of Idaho and the United States of America as guiding documents for local governance and individual freedom. He has consistently advocated for minimal governmental intervention, enabling businesses and citizens to enjoy the freedom and self-determination that are key to American life. This philosophy has been the bedrock of his policy initiatives,  from local taxation to civic engagement.

Leading Through Crisis: Perhaps the most trying time during his service was the outbreak of the  COVID-19 pandemic. While many cities across the country struggled with shutdowns, economic downturns, and defunding of Police and public safety, Nielsen was part of a leadership team that kept Star open for business, required growth to pay for itself, and publicly supported our Police. Through prudent planning, a focus on local autonomy, and decisive yet careful governance, the city not only weathered the storm but thrived. During this period, Star was recognized as the fastest-growing city in the country, a  testament to the resilience and strength of its community and leadership.

Community Engagement: Beyond his official duties, Nielsen is deeply involved in the Star community. He has been a staunch supporter of local businesses, educational initiatives, and community services. His approachability and open-door policy have made him a beloved figure among his constituents, who view him as not just a council member, but as a neighbor, a mentor, and a friend.


Future Aspirations: As Star continues to grow and evolve, Nielsen remains committed to ensuring that the city remains a beacon of what effective, local governance can achieve.

In a time when the role of government is the subject of national debate, Kevin L. Nielsen stands as a  testament to the positive impact that principled, locally focused governance can have on a community. He continues to serve the people of Star, Idaho, upholding the values that have made his tenure a shining example of public service.


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Jennifer Salmonsen