Boise City Council President Loren McLean filed her candidacy to challenge Mayor Dave Bieter, but she may need to do a better job when it comes to name recognition.
When she walked up to the window at the City Clerk’s office with her candidacy documents, she was asked for her Idaho driver’s license as identification. An avid bicyclists and walker, McLean didn’t have her license with her. The clerk didn’t know her and was forced to turn her away. The miscue was eventually resolved and documents were executed.
“Too many folks are feeling priced out, talked over, left out or forgotten, and that should worry us all,” said McLean in a news release.
She has been making the rounds of local coffee shops talking with patrons and said, “They want their leaders to be transparent, set aside old grudges, and get serious about bold action to make every Boisean’s life better. That’s why I’m running.”
McLean was first appointed by Bieter in early 2011, won election to council later that year and was reelected in 2015. Prior to taking her seat on council she served as the campaign manager for the 2001 Foothills Open Space Initiative, served on the Boise Parks Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission.
Check out the IDAHO PRESS for McLean’s background and education.
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