The Growth Vote: Hear from nearly 30 candidates running for Boise & Meridian mayor & council seats

This week and next, BoiseDev presents a special series on the Growth Vote. We asked every candidate in eight municipal races a set of a dozen questions. They focus primarily on the growth boom the Treasure Valley is seeing.

While many of the questions are similar from Meridian to Boise, they are each tailored to the unique challenges facing each community.

This will be the first chance voters get to size up the candidates on even turf.

We are pleased to say that of the 32 candidates running this fall, 29 chose to fill out the survey. This high rate of participation to such an in-depth questionnaire will give voters a chance to really make informed decisions at the polls on November 5th.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Thursday, October 10
    • Boise City Council Seat 1
      • Patrick Bageant, Karen Danley, Tecle Gebremichael, Chris Moeness, Ryan Peck, Brittney Scigliano
    • Meridian City Council Seat 1
      • Michael Christianson, Donna Lusignan, Rudolf L. Patrick, Elizabeth “Liz” Strader
  • Friday, October 11
    • Boise City Council Seat 3
      • Jimmy Hallyburton, Meredith Stead
    • Meridian City Council Seat 3
      • Brad Hoaglun (unopposed)
  • Monday, October 14
    • Boise City Council Seat 5
      • Debbie Lombard-Bloom, Elaine Clegg, Brady Fuller
    • Meridian City Council Seat 5
      • Denise Hanson LaFever, Jeffrey Miller, Jessica Perrault, Joshua Valk
  • Tuesday, October 15
    • Boise Mayor
      • Rebecca Arnold, David Bieter, H. Brent Coles, Adriel Martinez, Lauren McLean, Wayne Richey
    • Meridian Mayor
      • Gina Johnson, Joe Palmer, Anne Little Roberts, Robert Simison, Shaun Wardle

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