Boise attorney Scot Ludwig has been named as the person to succeed retired Boise City councilman David Eberle. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter made the announcement late Friday afternoon, prior to an official vote at this coming Tuesday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Boise City Council.
Ludwig emerged from a packed list of possible replacements that included for Idaho House Rep. Holli Woodings, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children Executive Director Beth Oppenheimer, former Bieter spokesman Adam Park, former congressional candidate Deborah Holmes, Crowd-Optic Vice President James Redfield, Skyline Consultancy and Investments owner Jared Hays, former council candidate Michael Cunningham, Wells Fargo banker Logan Kimball, Bandanna Running and Walking owner Richard Harris, Boise State University adjunct professor Ryan Peck and Clearview Cleaning President Sylvia Hampel.
Ludwig is a former Boise State basketball player and University of Idaho law grad, and founded the firm of Ludwig, Shoufler, Miller and Johnson in 1994. He's also a major real estate developer and a member of the Bishop Kelly Foundation board of directors.
“Scot’s experience as a small business owner, lawyer and land use expert, and his connections to the community through his work and his alma mater are a wonderful complement to the skills and interests of the other council members,” wrote Bieter in a prepared statement. “His expertise will bring a valuable new perspective as the council works together to achieve our vision of making Boise the most livable city in the country.”