Local news. Locally owned.

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

Tamarack: Thrill, Grill, Chill

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
- Story continues below ads -
The Sundance Company
Idaho Central Credit Union Business Banking

Love our stories? Get them delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. Plus, support BoiseDev's independent journalism.

New Idaho law will force Boise to adopt city council districts. It’s not clear how that will work

City leadership is wrestling with the implementation of a new state law requiring the Boise City Council to be elected by district.

The Local Vote: Matchups set for fall elections

The mail-in ballots are in, the votes are mostly counted - and we now know who will compete for your vote this...

Changing of the guard: One mayor will start Boise’s next meeting. Another will finish it

The Boise City Council meeting this Tuesday won't be like most others. Sure, the mayor will gavel it in,...

After runoff loss, Bieter rehires campaign staffer for city job; McLean ‘surprised’

The day after the December 3rd runoff election, Dave Bieter brought an ally back into city government. Amber...

Popular

With drive-thrus booming, closed ice cream & burger stand will reopen in Boise

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a store on Broadway Ave. in Boise. Less than two years later, shut it down.

Another record for Boise-area home sales; median price nears $400,000

If it seems like we're a broken record on broken records - we are. The real estate market in...

Big road project will remake winding, dangerous part of Boise-McCall route

Drive between McCall and Boise often? Get ready for the orange barrels. And delays. Years of them.

Large tenant backs out of lease of old Shopko warehouse

Turns out the old Shopko distribution center in Boise won't be so lit. We told you last year that...

Portion of Boise’s 8th Street will get a makeover: bikes, sidewalks, patios

Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) began construction this week on 8th Street between Bannock Street and State Street in Downtown Boise.

You asked: Here’s what is going into former Toys ‘R’ Us space in Village at Meridian

While two big box retailers will leave the Village at Meridian in coming weeks, the shopping center will add one back.

Related

Five vie to replace de Weerd in Meridian: How the race will shape Idaho’s fastest-growing city

Wednesday on Boise State Radio, BoiseDev publisher Don Day and Idaho Matters host Gemma Gaudette talked about...

Follow the money: Firefighters, Freedom Foundation, library & stadium opponents spend into Boise races

The first filing deadline for campaign finance reports was last week. (See the Idaho Press' excellent roundup...

Arnold, Bieter, McLean pick up endorsements ahead of mayoral election

With election day in Boise now less than a month away, endorsements are starting to pile up. The Boise...
SERVPRO of Boise

Latest

Proposal would add 20 townhomes along Federal Way rim

Two single-family homes along the Federal Way rim in Boise could soon give way to an in-fill subdivision on the Boise Bench....

Another record for Boise-area home sales; median price nears $400,000

If it seems like we're a broken record on broken records - we are. The real estate market in...

Festival’s cancellation leads to likely loss of millions in tourism spending

The annual Sun Valley event the Trailing of the Sheep Festival brings in thousands of tourists. Now, with the event canceled by...

High school students created ‘Ribbon of Jewels’ park tour to honor legacy of Boise women

Students from OneStone didn't let the pandemic stop them from celebrating their annual Empow Summit. OneStone is a student-led...

Econnmerce, clothing, RVs and more: Dozens of Idaho businesses hit ‘fastest-growing’ list

Inc. Magazine released its lists of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. A total of 27 Idaho-based businesses...

With drive-thrus booming, closed ice cream & burger stand will reopen in Boise

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a store on Broadway Ave. in Boise. Less than two years later, shut it down.