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MERIDIAN — Meridian City Council President Treg Bernt announced week his intention to run for re-election in 2021.

“It’s been a pleasure serving the citizens of Meridian the last 4 years,” Bernt said in a news release. “We’ve accomplished a lot and we have a lot more to do.”

Bernt, who owns a flooring business, is completing his first term on the council and serves as its president, a two-year term. Previously, Bernt was president of the Meridian Parks and Recreation Commission, and he sat on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, before he was elected to the city council in 2017.

“That involvement gave me great insight into the needs of our community and prompted me to run for city council,” Bernt said. “I have learned even more during my first term on the council, and I am excited to continue serving the citizens of this great city.”

Bernt, who said the importance of community involvement spurred his initial city council campaign, has also been involved with the Meridian Development Corporation, the city’s urban renewal agency, as well as the Association of Idaho Cities’ Legislative Committee and the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS).

Bernt is married to his wife, Tiffanie, and they have

three children. He enjoys family time as well as fly fishing, golfing and hunting. A life-long Idahoan, raised in

Pocatello, Bernt is a graduate of Idaho State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication.

Bernt holds Seat 4 on the council. Also up for re-election this year are Seats 2 and 6, held by Councilmen Joe Borton and Luke Cavener. Borton last week announced his intention to run again.

Cavener has not announced whether he will run again, but he has filed a treasurer appointment with the Idaho Secretary of State, signifying he intends to collect campaign contributions this year.

The general election for Meridian City Council members will be held Nov. 2.

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