While the legacy media pundits are speculating about what will happen in the next race for Guv if Luna runs, if Butch calls it quits, the GUARDIAN is hearing rumblings state Senator Elliot Werk may seek a Boise City Council seat.
Here is how one tipster phrased it: “The only name I’ve heard is Elliot Werk. Several people I know have told me that he is considering running because of his aspirations to run for Mayor at some point in the future and plus he is pretty ineffective in the state legislature (consider the fact that he lost the minority leadership race as the straw that broke the camel’s back). You may wanna give him a call and ask him about his plans.”
Well, we did as suggested and here’s what the Dem senator told us: “NO COMMENT.”
So far, the council and mayor seats are uncontested. With the decision last week of Alan Shealy to bow out, Lauren McLean has switched over to that 4 year post, leaving Ben Quintana to go after the remaining 2 years of her seat which was vacated by Vern Bisterfeldt who dumped the city in favor of a county post.
In this game of musical chairs, it appears there just isn’t room for another Dem in the “non-partisan” municipal races…unless another incumbent quits.
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