Sweet to Challenge De Weerd for Meridian Mayor


The race for mayor of Meridian is starting to get interesting. Former state Sen. Gerry Sweet has officially announced that he will run against incumbent Tammy de Weerd.

Sweet's announcement brings the field to four, including Randy Pew and Lisa V. Paternoster.

Sweet is the former owner of Intermountain Outdoor Sports and served three terms in the Idaho Legislature before resigning his seat to serve as the district director for former Rep. Bill Sali. Sweet has deep roots in Meridian, as well as a strong reputation as a conservative.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to file to run, so this race could get even more entertaining.

Check out the details of the Meridian races from the Idaho Statesman.