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Meet the candidates for Meridian City Council as you prepare to vote


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It’s almost time for local elections in the Treasure Valley. 

On November 2, voters will head to the polls in Meridan to cast their ballots for council seats 2, 4, and 6. And to get you informed and ready, BoiseDev prepared profiles for each candidate. Early voting started Monday October 18th and runs through October 29th.

In Meridian, council districts have not yet been implemented, so all citizens can vote for all seats, regardless of where they live.

The candidates are listed for each seat in alphabetical order. Click on a candidate’s name to read our full profile.

[Meridian City Council Candidates discuss growth & property taxes]

Seat 2

Joe Borton is a longtime Meridian City Council member. If re-elected, he says he wants to stay fiscally conservative, be transparent with citizens, and he wants to support growth by “enhancing” people’s quality of life. 

Hunter Wolf initially agreed to do an interview with BoiseDev, but has not responded to follow-up inquiries. According to the one flyer BoiseDev could locate, Wolf is described as a conservative. 

Seat 4

Treg A. Bernt is the current council president and is seeking a second term. He wants to continue to build strong community partnerships and strategically navigate growth in the rapidly expanding city.

Adam L. Nelson is a political newcomer and longtime Meridian resident. He believes that getting involved is the duty of all citizens and wants to work on growth and traffic issues. 

Seat 6

Luke Cavener is running for his third term on the Meridian City Council. He believes experience is important, especially now, he also wants to be a local official that citizens feel comfortable talking to and be a voice for young families. 

Mike Hon is a self-described “true common-sense conservative.” He wants to keep Meridian family-friendly, takes issue with the city anti-discrimination ordinance, and wants to be a transparent leader. 

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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