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Councilors Back Bieter


While the race for Boise mayor between incumbent Dave Bieter and City Council Member Jim Tibbs is just getting going, the majority of the Council has decided to back Bieter.

It's no real surprise that long-time Bieter-supporter Maryanne Jordan has resoundingly endorsed the mayor, but that support list also includes Dave Eberle, Elaine Clegg and Alan Shealy.

"I've watched him work for four years, really, really hard, and I think he deserves another four years," Clegg said. "I respect how hard he's worked and the changes he's instituted."

Council Member Vern Bisterfeldt declined to endorse either candidate, stating that his close professional relationship with each man prohibited him from doing so.