With Team Dave’s latest appointment to the Boise City Council, all but two members were appointed prior to running as an INCUMBENT.
Scot Ludwig, local developer and lawyer, is Mayor Dave Bieter’s latest appointment to the council. Ludwig was among 32 residents who sought the appointment without election.
Ludwig fills the seat vacated when former councilor Dave Eberle packed his bags and moved to Garden City.
Of the current council, only TJ Thomson and Elaine Clegg ran for the office without being first appointed to fill a vacancy. All of the councilors have since been reelected.
We find it somewhat troubling that 32 people will seek appointment, but when it comes to actually running against an incumbent, it is difficult to find viable candidates.
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