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David Honey Enters Boise Council Race

DaveHoneyDavid A. Honey tells the GUARDIAN he is running for Boise city council and provided us a link to his website. He doesn’t say which seat he is going after. Jim Tibbs is not running again and both Maryanne Jordan and Vern Bisterfeldt are up for reelection.

His organization is not as slick as T.J. Thomson, who seems to have endorsements from every Democrat in the area for the non-partisan seat, but at least he is passionate about allowing the people to vote on long term debt.

Says Honey, “I am adamantly opposed to the unnecessary downtown trolley that would burden citizens and business owners with a long-term financial obligation. The Idaho Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the people before long-term indebtedness is incurred. In the case of the trolley, voters should be asked whether they are willing to support this multi-million dollar boondoggle.”

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  1. Rod in SE Boise
    Jul 6, 2009, 9:47 am

    If he is against the trolley, I’m for him. Lets hope he adopts the rest of the Guardian’s campaign platform.

  2. Mr. Watcher
    Jul 6, 2009, 10:14 am

    I wish Mr. Honey the best being he wants to allow the citizens to have some say in how their money is spent by government. This kind of sounds like a new idea for the citizens of Boise.
    My hunch is he is going to be running not only against other people but will be running against the Idaho Statesman who are all about taxes, taxes and more taxes. The Idaho Statesman seems to broadcast a demeanor of, there is no such thing of a government that too large and taxes too much. If Mr. Honey is not for that kind of government he’s going to have his hands full, which is an understatement.
    Guardian, thanks for putting Mr. Honey in the public light and in a fair light as on top of it!

  3. I am curious with regard to which seat Mr. Honey will campaign. he seems to have many of the same views that are shared here. I wonder if he is aware that he will run against EVERY member of the council AND the mayor, as well as the Boise democratic machine. It will require significant funding to accomplish his goal. And in the event he does prevail, he needs to be prepared to be shunned by the rest of the council, as was Tibbs, because he beat one of “their buddies”! The existing city council and mayor’s position is just as “elitist” as any high school clique! And equally as inept and hurtful!

  4. Is this the same Mr. Honey that ran for some office several years ago?
    Just wondering.

  5. Sharon Ullman
    Jul 7, 2009, 6:45 am

    It’s nice to see someone more pragmatic running for Boise City Council, whose views seem to be more closely in line with those of the people.

  6. Sharon, where have you been? Honey isn’t what Boiseans want, and neither are you.

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