Candidates Begin Filing for City Elections

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Some familiar faces and some new are emerging in the race for Boise city offices. Earlier today, we reported that Ben Quintana had officially launched a campaign for Boise City Council. He'll be running for Seat 2 (currently held by Lauren McLean). The seat has two years left for whoever fills it. McLean formally filed yesterday to run for four-year Seat 1 (being vacated by Council Member Alan Shealy. Council Member Elaine Clegg is also up for re-election, though she has yet to file. Also up for re-election is Council Member David Eberle (who hasn't filed yet). Eberle already has an opponent for the council's third seat: David "Pappy" Honey. No stranger to campaigns, Honey ran for council in 2009. Council Member T J Thomson won't have to run for re-election until 2013. Council President Maryanne Jordan (Seat 6) is also up for re-election in 2013.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter is also up for re-election in November (though he hasn't yet filed his candidacy with the City Clerk's Office). Bieter already has an opponent, Tom Ketwig, who is running on a platform including no taxes until the economy improves, using the old Macy's building as a library or indoor market, and a 24/7 transit system.