The Boise State Political Science Association will host a forum for the 2015 Boise City Council candidates starting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Interactive Learning Center, Room 402, at Boise State. Check back here for our liveblog during the event.
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There are three council seats up for election, and five candidates in the race. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Information about voter registration, absentee ballots and polling places can be found at the Ada County website.
Running for Council Seat 1 is incumbent Lauren McLean, a small business owner and two-time recipient of Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year. McLean is running unopposed.
In the race for Council Seat 3 we have two candidates:
- Scot M. Ludwig was appointed to the council last winter by Mayor David Bieter after the spot became available, and is therefore running as incumbent. A former Boise State basketball player, Ludwig is founder of law and litigation firm Ludwig Shoufler Miller Johnson, LLP, and managing partner of Broad Street Properties, LLC.
- And 25 year old Adriel J. Martinez, who recently returned from four and a half years of service as an airborne and mechanized infantry soldier in the U.S. Army, a stint which included two deployments to Afghanistan. He is currently attending classes at Boise State.
Council Seat 5 also features an incumbent and challenger:
- Elaine Clegg has held her seat for the last 12 years. Clegg was elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She is noted for her work updating city zoning codes, planning Whitewater Park Boulevard, and helping extend bicycle and pedestrian networks. She is the program coordinator for Idaho Smart Growth.
- Facing off against the longtime incumbent is Andy Hawes, a University of Idaho law school graduate who served first as commissioner, and later president of the Idaho State Bar. He is currently general counsel for Western Pacific Timber, LLC.
Candidates may use the forum as opportunity to explain their goals for the city, and to reach out to potential voters on campus.
Join us here, just before 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, as we blog about the candidates along with several Boise State political science students.
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of Boise State University, the Center for Idaho History and Politics, or the School of Public Service.