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Boise Fire Chief Officers’ PAC violated city policy by doing business at City Hall West

Boise Mayoral Election

The Boise Fire Chief Officers PAC filed its paperwork disclosing campaign contributions earlier this week.

But a close look at the filing showed something that broke the city’s policy, prompting the PAC and the city to make changes.

Screenshot of Boise Fire Chief Officers PAC campaign disclosure form.

The PAC listed its official address as 333 N. Mark Stall Place in Boise. That address is the same as Boise City Hall West. The filing also listed a phone number that rings through to Boise Fire’s main phone line.

Char Jackson, Boise Fire Spokesperson said the PAC has been doing business at City Hall West. But, she said, it is a violation of city policy and the group will make changes.

“City property cannot be used, per city policy,” Jackson wrote in response to BoiseDev’s questions. “Boise Fire Officers PAC is changing the address and phone number.”

Jackson said Greg Womack, who is listed as the PAC’s chairman, held “extremely brief” meetings about PAC business at City Hall West, “but that practice will change.”

Womack lists his title as Division Chief of Operations for Boise Fire on his Facebook page.

Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan is a contributor to the PAC. Jackson said Doan is aware that the PAC “recieve(s) mail here,” but reiterated that practice will be changed.

Earlier this week, Doan publicly told KTVB a separate PAC funded by frontline fire employees could not run an ad that featured employees in city attire. The ad had not yet hit local airwaves, though two political action committees had committed to buying airtime on KIVI, KBOI and KTVB.

Don Day - BoiseDev editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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