City Government

Where Boise Candidates Live

EDITOR NOTE–We feel it is important to know where those who seek to represent us and spend our taxes may live within the city. As a concession to privacy, we omitted exact addresses in the list provided by GUARDIAN reader Steve Hulme.

There has been some discussion, particularly in the City Council campaigning, regarding the establishment of “districts” for future Council elections.

These addresses are gathered from public records – the candidate declarations as submitted to the City Clerk’s office. Determination about what to call that part of town was Hulme’s decision.

MAYOR
Rebecca Arnold – W. Thomas Dr (West Boise)
David Bieter – E. State (East Boise)
Brent Coles – N. Casa Real Pl. (Northwest Boise)
Adriel Martinez – Kirkwood Dr. (South Central Boise)
Lauren McLean – N. 10th (North End)
Cortney Nielsen – W. Kendall St. (“Central Rim”)
Wayne Richey – Mountain View (West Boise)

CITY COUNCIL

Seat 1
Patrick Bageant – N. 18th (North End)
Karen Danley – W. Hill Road (Northwest Boise)
Tecle Gebremichael – W. Java Ct. (West Boise)
Chris Moeness – N. Park Meadow Way (FAR west Boise – west of Cloverdale)
Ryan Peck – S. Tetonia Drive (South Central Boise)
Brittney Scigliano – N. Mobley Drive (East Boise)

Seat 3
Jimmy Hallyburton – N. Crane Creek Road (Highlands – North End)
Meredith Stead – W. Union St. (North End)

Seat 5
Elaine Clegg – N. 12th (North End)
Brady Fuller – N. 29th (North End)
Debbie Lombard-Bloom – N. Collister (NW Boise)

Comments & Discussion

12 comments for “Where Boise Candidates Live”

  1. Karen Danley I think was the only candidate that called our needing districts. She gets my vote.

    Anyone that does not support districts is more worried about themselves than the voters – period!

    EDITOR NOTE–We support districts, but with a citywide vote.

  2. western guy
    Oct 29, 2019, 3:20 pm

    After the election, how about a master chart of the following Ada County/Boise elected folk (not state legislators, who must reside in and be elected from districts)?:

    County Commissioners
    City Council and Mayor
    Boise School District
    Greater Boise Auditorium District

    You will see a preponderance of these folks live north of the river.

  3. bravo!

    ACHD has districts and I doubt there is any benefit to that structure. Their roads suck everywhere in the county too.
    Imagine if the whole Council lived in West Boise- they would still baby-sit the Downtown goldmine.

    Additionally, all of them being up for election at once is a possible consideration.
    As is the case with the current dismay of the library, stadium, and fire stations– the whole crew could be removed when the consensus says so, instead of waiting several years, before everyone gets their turn at reelection.

    The City Voters Guide could have presented this helpful info instead of printing old OpEds of the Proposition.
    BTW where is the City’s letter refuting the request to change the text before printing?

  4. West Boisean
    Oct 30, 2019, 9:45 pm

    How about one council member for each school district quadrant area and two wild cards?

  5. Just to clarify a few neighborhoods:
    The Mayor lives in the East End, not East Boise. Same with Brittany Scigliano.
    Jimmy Hallyburton’s address is in the Hghlands, which some now call North Boise. It is definitely not the North End.
    I’m not as familiar with the other addresses
    Maybe this is all hair-splitting, but neighborhoods matter.

  6. Dear DogGoneIt… apologies for my inaccurate neighborhood designations! (No intention to mislead the good Guardian readers!)

    Please help me. Where does the “North End” end, and “North Boise” begin? And… I was born and raised over there in the east part of town… attended Roosevelt, East, and Boise. (And I’m proud to say that I graduated in the top 75% of my class!) But now I don’t know if I grew up in the “East End,” or “East Boise”!

    I’ve got a headache…
    (-;

  7. Here’s a headache. Kids I knew who grew up in the Broadway area called themselves “South Boise River Rats”. That new Borah High School was out West. Now it’s part of the “Bench” and West has moved farther West, out by Meridian. I don’t even remember what we called the area around that other new high school, Capital. I think I’ll quit naming neighborhoods, they’ll likely change. Why try to segregate Boise into clans and tribes?

  8. Caeth: “Why try to segregate Boise into clans and tribes?”

    I agree! However, the general perception (and the point of this story regarding the home locations of the candidates) is… the areas where our City Fathers (and Mothers) come from also tend to be those that get the most attention and financial support from City Hall.

    People in the North End Clan and the East End Tribe are good with the status quo. The rest of us feel like we’re often overlooked.

    (It’s also important to point out that voter turnout in the north and east parts of town are meaningfully higher than elsewhere… but which is the cause, and which is the effect? I sure don’t know.)

  9. I guess you can only expect to get what you pay for. That seems to work for the Firemen, Police and select clans and tribes.

  10. Those who are in office now (incumbents) have contributed to many of the problems and concerns the ciitzens are expressing. Seems pretty obvious to me that if you do not want more of the same, do not vote for the incumbents. In other words, and in life, nothing changes if you change nothing.

  11. Signs, Signs, Everwhere a Sign!
    Nov 4, 2019, 10:26 am

    Hey, I for one am not a fan of all the election signs plastered all over the region. Is there some way to get these folks to be as enthusiastic about removing them post election as they were installing them pre election? Yes even if they lose the contest, and even if their spouse refuses let them clog up a garage bay with the now useless signs, they should not remain on the streets.

  12. Andrew Asdell
    Nov 6, 2019, 8:04 pm

    “At-large” voting may have made sense in an earlier, more compact and more homogeneous Boise, but it makes no sense now and will make less sense as population growth continues. West Boise is underrepresented on the City Counsel. There needs to be a district voting model that will prevent 40-45% of the population being perpetually disenfranchised. If it gets bad enough and the West Side rouses itself, it too could dominate the Council, which would also be unfair. Each section of today’s Boise has a different demographic, political and ideological bent and different perceived needs. The current (2003-2019) mayor and Council makeup with the notable exceptions of Elaine Clegg and MaryAnne Jordan, have done a poor job addressing the needs of Boiseans outside of their circle. A District Council format would make for messier council meetings, but would also force compromise and might encourage more voter participation. 6 districts representing 6 diverse constituencies:
    North End, Bench, Eastside, SE, SW, NW.

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