Patricia Kempthorne joins Tibbs Team


Boise mayoral candidate (and City Councilor) Jim Tibbs announced his advisory committee today.

Pretty straightforward stuff, but for one name: Patricia Kempthorne.

The former first lady of Idaho is the top of the list of advisors to the candidate's team. Also on the list is Paul Collins, M.D., a columnist for the Idaho Statesman.

Tibbs is so far the only other candidate to challenge Mayor Dave Bieter for the city's top post. The election is in November.

The announcement comes on the heels of Tibbs's recent announcement that Velma Morrison would be joining his campaign as the finance chair.

“Along with Velma Morrison leading our finance efforts, we have yet another group of high caliber individuals joining our efforts,” Tibbs said in a prepared statement. “I thank all of them for their support and am pleased they share my passion for the kind of leadership I can bring to the City we all share.”

Here's the full list:

Former First Lady Patricia Kempthorne

Jack Robertson

Andy Giacomazzi, Ph.D.

Dave & Jeannie Eiguren

Col. Bruce Wong (Ret)

Patricia Frederickson, Ph.D.

Brian Donnesley

Richard & Martha Ripple

Jack Robertson

Bob Greenwood

Paul Collins, M.D.

Kevin Kirk

Dave Goss

Mike Shirley

Brian Ballard