Garden City voters to make picks for mayor, city council seats


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It’s a big election year in Garden City and BoiseDev is here to bring you all of the details so you can get to the ballot box on November 2, or vote early now through October 29th.

There are four candidates vying for two open seats on the four-member City Council and two people for mayor. Check out the stories below to learn more about the candidates ahead of election day.

The candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Click any candidate name for our full profile.


  • Hannah Ball, a familiar face from several Garden City events and projects on 34th Street, is hoping to take the helm of the small city and push for more affordable housing and allow more opportunities for business owners and the community to weigh in at government meetings.
  • John Evans is hoping to land a fifth term and ‘stay the course’ to lead Ada County’s smallest city through the latest period of growth. He touts the stability for the city if he is reelected and hopes for Garden City to be involved in the redevelopment of the Expo Idaho site.

City Council

  • Bill Jacobs is a former HP executive and has held several other jobs in business before landing as the general manager of FarWest Landscape. He supports a new zoning code in Garden City to help manage growth wisely and exploring ways to add more transportation options.
  • Theresa Jorgensen was appointed to city council by Evans in September 2020 and is now hoping the voters will elect her for a full, four-year term. Her major priorities if reelected include updating the city’s zoning code and maintaining strong government services as growth continues.
  • John McCrostie is a Democrat representing Garden City and parts of Boise along with his day job as a music teacher in Boise Public Schools. His goal if he wins a local government seat would be to explore more affordable housing solutions, like tiny home communities, and consider creating a program where social workers respond to some 911 calls.
  • Greta Mohr owns the new Garden City brewery and restaurant Twisted District Brew Co. and hopes to bring her experience as a new business owner in the city to the table. She hopes to bring more of an emphasis on affordable housing and support for business owners if she wins a spot on the dais.
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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