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Nampa City Council Seat 5

Randy Haverfield

Mailing Address: 1015 Heartland Drive Nampa, ID 83686

Campaign Phone: (208) 467-3377

• Rosie Soto Mustic

Mailing Address: 7792 E Tea Party Drive Nampa, ID 83687

Campaign Phone: (208) 965-1006

QUESTIONS

Q: What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

Randy Haverfield: Running a city is no easy task, and I believe that experienced leadership is vital to address the uncertainty that lies ahead.

In the eight years that I have served on the Nampa City Council we have faced many difficult issues, late night council sessions and have had to make difficult decisions in order to protect the rights and freedoms of our citizens .

If re-elected, I would seek to continue to use sound judgement based on fiscal conservative values and principals, that would honor and uphold the American Constitution and seek to protect the personal rights and freedoms of our citizens.

Rosie Soto Mustic: I hope to bring a different voice to the Nampa City Council. I don’t feel as if we are currently being represented. I am a veteran, I am a single mother, I am bilingual, I am of Mexican heritage and I am a working class individual. I feel like I have so much in common with many of my neighbors, but I don’t feel like that is reflected in the council. We need more diversity and inclusivity. I hope that I can also encourage others like myself to become involved. We need more veterans serving and more people of color serving.

Q: What experiences have prepared you for this office?

Randy Haverfield: My wife and I have been residents of Nampa for the past 42 years, raised three children here and now are blessed with 8 grandchildren. My vocation as an architect has given me unique insight in planning & zoning related issues, downtown redevelopment challenges and smart growth principles.

I currently serve as the president of the Nampa City Council, council liaison to the Nampa Development Corporation, Planning & Zoning Commission, Airport Commission, Impact Fee Advisory Commission, Arts & Historic Preservation Commission, Wastewater Executive Advisory Committee and the Rural Fire District.

Rosie Soto Mustic: I have held a lot of positions that have put me in so many different situations and I have met people from all walks of life. Several years of my life were in the Marine Corps dealing with the inefficiencies and the politics of government. I also learned about mission accomplishment and working with people from all over the country, different races, religions, etc. I’ve also worked close to 20 years in healthcare learning about our healthcare system, insurance and I’m an interpreter too. Most recently I have been a realtor, learning about homeownership, mortgages, and the issues they bring.

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?

Randy Haverfield: Our community has faced federal government mandated upgrades to our wastewater treatment plant; high levy rates; Urban Renewal Agency spending; the potential loss of the community golf courses and the COVID pandemic.

Our community will be facing many challenges ahead due to population growth, needed infrastructure improvements, COVID fears, rising home values and taxation, just to name a few.

By focusing on “smart growth” principles our community should be provided the opportunity to live, work, play and worship here in Nampa instead of just being a bedroom community to the Treasure Valley.

Rosie Soto Mustic: One of the toughest issues we are facing currently is the skyrocketing cost of housing and the lack of affordable housing. With my years in real estate I have seen it first hand. One of the most stressful things for homeowners have been the increase in property taxes. We currently have no cap or control on this. For new home purchase it makes sense to go with the increased assessments. But so many homes have doubled in value and the homeowners now have to pay twice as much on a home that’s even sometimes paid off. Yet their income has not gone up. We need to mitigate that stress on homeowners.

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

Randy Haverfield: I understand the challenges of running a successful small business, in good times and surviving difficult times like we had in 2008, and last year in 2020. My core values are based on the foundation of my faith, my love of family and the appreciation I have of the sacrifice of so many patriots for the freedom we have in America.

For the last eight years it has been a privilege for me to serve the citizens of Nampa on the city council and I believe we have accomplished much, but there is still much more work to be done.

It would be my honor to serve another term on the Nampa City Council.

Rosie Soto Mustic: I hope that my lack of participation in politics is not held against me. Although I have not been involved in politics, I have been involved in volunteering and participating in improving the experience of the people I have served over the past 20+ years. As a matter of fact, I would hope that it’s viewed as a benefit. I’m a new, fresh voice. I am running a grassroots campaign. I don’t have any big backers or deep pockets helping me with my campaign. I really am like most of my neighbors here in Nampa. I just want to make things better for my friends, family and neighbors. Thank you!

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