The second time was the charm for Terrence Biggers in his effort to be seated on the Caldwell City Council.
This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the council approved the 55-year-old Biggers Monday night to take the open seat of David Clark, who resigned in January to move to Texas.
The Press-Tribune reports that Biggers is a retired Air Force pilot and moved to Idaho in 2004. He currently owns the Treasure Valley Notary. Biggers had previously thrown his hat into the ring for an earlier open-seat opportunity.
Biggers was one of two finalists for the job, along with 29-year-old Carlos Soriano, a former intern for Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.
“As a business owner, I understand the downturn, and businesses are struggling,” Biggers said Monday, according to the Press-Tribune. “In turn, that doesn’t help the government, and in turn, that doesn’t help the city. … If we can improve the business environment here, it will raise the tax base.”