Shealy Will Not Run for Re-election


Alan Shealy will complete nearly nine years on the Boise City Council when he steps down in January. Shealy, in a letter to the council dated July 20, said he would not run for re-election this November.

Shealy was appointed to the council in March 2003, filling the seat of Carolyn Terteling-Payne when she became mayor. He was officially elected to the seat later that year and won re-election in 2007. Shealy has served as council pro tem since 2009.

Four seats on the Boise City Council will be on this November's ballot: Shealy's, and those of Elaine Clegg, David Eberle and Lauren McLean. Mayor Dave Bieter is also running for re-election.

Those interesting in running for city office need to file by Aug. 29.

Ben Quintana, director of public relations and leadership development for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, announced his intention to run for a council seat in May. He has yet to announce which seat he will seek, but has declared that he will not try to unseat McLean.