Bales has been a resident of Clay County for 30 years and lives in Brazil.
She is a nurse and also a Democrat.
Bales decided to run for the office because she wanted some change.
"I thought it would be nice to get into something different," she said.
She believes her experiences in nursing have helped to prepare her because she deals with people.
Organization of records and planning are things in her comfort zone. She enjoys working and dealing with people.
Bales said she wants to help people and make a difference.
She is looking forward to the challenge of the office. If she is elected, she wants to keep the office running easily.
"I want to keep it running smoothly and keep it running correctly," she said.