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Caldwell City Council Seat 1

• Brad Doty

Campaign Phone: (208) 669-0466

• Joe Martinez

Address: 818 E Ross Lane Caldwell, ID 83605

• Mike Pollard

Address: 14147 Shenandoah Street Caldwell, ID 83607

• Brett Slaughter

Mailing Address: 2325 Hillcrest Lane Caldwell, ID 83605

QUESTIONS

Q: What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

Brad Doty: I am committed to the health of our fellow citizens. This requires an effective and efficient city government. Building an economy that works for all of Caldwell means creating more opportunities for education, training, and good-paying jobs. Controlling growth is essential to keep Caldwell an affordable place to live. Support for small businesses is key to keep our community thriving! I support public infrastructure to improve our community. I will ensure fiscal responsibility while advocating for low taxes, reduced government spending and minimal debt. I support our first responders.

Joe Martinez: -no response-

Mike Pollard: -no response-

Brett Slaughter: I want Caldwell to be the best version of itself. The way we do that is to send a clear message that we are a safe, family oriented and diverse community. I want to help Caldwell’s government to be more transparent and for the city to approach problems with a can do, solutions focused attitude. I want businesses to feel more welcomed and more citizens to work, live and play all in the city that we are lucky enough to call home.

Q: What experiences have prepared you for this office?

Brad Doty: I have honorably served our country, our state and our county in a variety of roles. I am a US Army veteran, and I have 27 years of law enforcement experience. I currently serve as the Bureau Chief of Alcohol Beverage Control, and have graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University. I am responsible for the regulation of nearly 7000 licenses and permits. This requires my oversight of a multi-million dollar budget. I have served on my HOA, and am currently serving on the Citizen’s Review Panel for abandoned, abused and neglected children.

Brett Slaughter: My service on the Caldwell P & Z commission for nearly two years has helped me to better understand the workings of city government. As a Commissioner, I have also learned more about the challenges that Caldwell currently faces. My political science degree from BYU-Idaho, has prepared me to approach problems in a pragmatic way and to consider the perspectives of everyone involved. My law degree from the University of Idaho, has prepared me to analyze every issue in a careful matter. My experience owning a small business in Caldwell, will prepare me to work effectively with the private sector.

Q: What do you see as the most significant challenges residents of this area face that you might be able to address in this position?

Brad Doty: The most significant challenge will be figuring out how to find unity throughout the community, especially with the decisive spirit of our country currently. An abundance of factors weigh heavily on this issue. One being the lack of control with our southern border. Many drugs, but especially fentanyl are taking a toll on Idaho. Caldwell is not exempt from this issue. Gang activity has begun to rise in Caldwell, and must be stopped. For several years we have enjoyed the benefits of the near elimination of gangs in our city. These issues need our immediate attention before it’s too late.

Brett Slaughter: Among the many challenges Caldwell faces there are two that I continually am reminded of. First, we have to keep our values in check. Right now there are cities around us and throughout the country that looks for ways to empower government and limit the freedoms of the people. We need to ensure that we prevent Caldwell from becoming a city that is anti-business or anti-individual freedom in any way. Second, property development and taxes. I am against building moratoriums. It will take a long time to reconvince the people of the valley that Caldwell is open for business again.

Q: Is there anything else you wish to tell the voters?

Brad Doty: The most significant challenge will be figuring out how to find unity throughout the community, especially with the decisive spirit of our country currently. An abundance of factors weigh heavily on this issue. One is the lack of control with our southern border. Many drugs, but especially fentanyl, are taking a toll on Idaho. Caldwell is not exempt from this issue. Gang activity has begun to rise in Caldwell, and must be stopped. For several years we have enjoyed the benefits of the near elimination of gangs in our city. These issues need our immediate attention before it’s too late.

Brett Slaughter: As a member of the Caldwell City Council I will always push our city to be more transparent and focused on the people. I will always look for common sense solutions. Unfortunately, politicians like to blame other people or institutions for problems. I will use my energy instead to focus on solving problems. We have enough gridlock and self-aggrandizing in Washington, we don’t need it in Caldwell too.

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