Nampa City Council Seat 3
• Jeff Cornilles
Mailing Address: 1313 W Raelin Drive Nampa, ID 83686
Campaign Phone: (208) 880-3562
• Natalie Jangula
Mailing Address: 16817 N Darmady Loop Nampa, ID 83687
Q: What do you hope to accomplish if elected?
Jeff Cornilles: I hope to step into seat 3 and hit the ground running using my 35 years of business and community service as the backdrop of helping Nampa move forward in a positive manner.
I hope to address the cost of housing and lack of attainable housing, our taxes, traffic and public safety.
Natalie Jangula: I am eager to help Nampa continue to grow into a thriving, safe community where dreams can be built, and families can thrive for generations to come. Nampa’s foundational principles are faith, family and community, and I will uphold those principles. I believe I can bring new energy to the council and a reliable ear and voice for the concerns of my constituents.
My hope is that the people of Nampa know that I’m working with them and together we can make positive changes to our community.
If such issues reach the council, I will never vote for mandates or decide what businesses are essential.
Q: What experiences have prepared you for this office?
Jeff Cornilles: As a 4th generation Nampa resident I know this community, its people and why we live here.
My great grandparents cleared land and built a small farm, worked on the railroad and raised a family in Nampa. They were connected to Nampa through faith, family and community and so am I. I raised my kids here in Nampa. I’m a local businessman who has been involved in Nampa. I’m active in our church and the Nampa Chamber of Commerce. I have volunteered in many service organizations, served on a charter school board, our HOA board and a member of the city of Nampa Impact fee committee and NDC.
Natalie Jangula: The best preparation for this office is to get to know the community. Hear the needs, concerns and desires of those who call Nampa home. I believe a great leader is someone who values the opinions of others and relays information with full transparency. I have attended many meetings, utilized my social media platforms, and connected in person with the citizens of Nampa and I have a genuine heart with pure interest in helping minimize their concerns. I am also raising raising two kids, Kadence (13) and Trent (11). Motherhood allows me to value the future of our community for our posterity.
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?
Jeff Cornilles: Responsible growth, it is anything from developing vacant land within city limits and using the existing infrastructure rather than creating more at taxpayers cost. Responsible growth should also be “growth paying for growth” through impact fees. Impact fees pay for infrastructure needs, police, fire and parks.
Natalie Jangula: Growth and infrastructure. Growth must fund growth. This is critical to running a successful city. We must get ahead of our growth. Home values have gone up nearly 25% this year. The average home value in Nampa has increased by $200,000 since 2018. This has created strain on our community and especially those on fixed incomes. HB:389 has created limitations on how growth can fund growth, and we will need to get innovative on how to make up the difference for years ahead. Responsible growth is key, and we need to keep working hard to get our infrastructure caught up with our growth.
Q: Is there anything else you wish to tell the voters?
Jeff Cornilles: I have been attending city meetings for years and believe that we are on a good trajectory and have good leadership and great support from our community. There is however more work to be done and more challenges ahead. I believe that Nampa needs experienced leaders who are willing to roll up their sleeves, have no agenda and are willing to work together to get things done. That’s why I am the best choice for Nampa City Council.
Natalie Jangula: I’m a 5th generation Idahoan and I believe our council needs to be dynamic. That’s what makes good governance. I’m from a different generation. I am a woman. I am a single mom raising my kids in public school. I want to help my fellow community members see their role in local government by listening to them and working with them as their voice. I want to help inspire them to get passionate about Nampa, get involved in our community, share their views and values. I believe I am the leader, the fresh voice that our Nampa City Council needs, to help guide us into the future.