Candidates Begin Filing for City Elections


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.