MERIDIAN — Patrick Soulliere, an executive at Micron, will challenge Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, in next year’s election for District 20, Seat A, in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Following the Nov. 5 local elections, candidates have an opportunity to request a recount, a repeat tabulation of votes, to verify the winner.
GARDEN CITY — Garden City voters had five candidates to choose from for two open city council seats Tuesday.
CALDWELL — One day after a contentious city council election, Canyon County officials asked the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office to weigh in on whether a runoff election is needed.
BOISE — For the first time ever, Boise voters will be headed to the polls for a second time next month to decide if incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter or City Council President Lauren McLean will lead Idaho’s largest city.
CALDWELL — Manuel J. Godina and Andrew Butler narrowly won seats on the Caldwell School District’s board of trustees Tuesday night, unofficial results show.
NAMPA — Voters narrowly rejected a two-year, $12 million-per-year supplemental levy for the Nampa School District by just 10 votes, unofficial results from Tuesday night show.
KUNA — Two Kuna City Council incumbents narrowly won reelection Tuesday.
MERIDIAN — The West Ada School District had one contested trustee seat up for election Tuesday.
MERIDIAN — Elizabeth “Liz” Strader, Jessica Perreault and Brad Hoaglun were elected to Meridian City Council Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results from Ada County.
By RYAN SUPPE MERIDIAN — Robert Simison will be Meridian’s next mayor. It’s the first time in 16 years Meridian has elected a new executive. Longtime city leader Tammy de Weerd is retiring this year. Her successor, Simison, who worked as De Weerd’s chief of staff for more than a decade, rece…
CALDWELL — Former Sen. John McGee, who resigned from the state Senate amid scandal in 2012, has won another chance in local politics.
BOISE — Boise residents passed two controversial initiatives Tuesday.
NAMPA — Incumbent Nampa City Councilwoman Sandi Levi earned reelection to her seat on the council Tuesday night, while Jacob Bower won the race for seat 6.
The city of Star elected a new mayor Tuesday as City Council President Trevor Chadwick pulled far ahead of incumbent Mayor Chad Bell.
EAGLE — Eagle will have a new mayor come January after Jason Pierce nabbed the most votes in Tuesday’s election against incumbent Mayor Stan Ridgeway and Christopher Hadden.
STAR — Canyon County and Ada County voters passed a $4 million Star fire district bond to purchase and equip a new fire station and district headquarters.
MIDDLETON — Middleton School District Zone three candidate, Briggs Miller, pulled ahead of incumbent trustee Tim Winkle on Tuesday night.
MIDDLETON — In a crowded Middleton mayoral race, former Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule was elected Tuesday night, with just 87 votes separating him from his nearest competitor.
Tuesday is election day, where Treasure Valley voters will select mayors, city council members and school board trustees. They'll also decided the fate of two Boise ballot initiatives, a Star Fire District bond and a Nampa School District levy.
NAMPA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVY
Cities and counties in the Treasure Valley have been lenient in enforcing a state campaign finance law that allows them to fine candidates and political action committees for missing filing deadlines.
Another deadline for campaign finance reporting passed on Tuesday, and the most recent reports show the race for Meridian mayor may be tightening. Joe Palmer has outpaced Robert Simison in recent weeks, bringing in almost $20,000 in contributions to Simison’s recent $8,000.
Idaho women’s groups will commemorate the state’s leading role in giving women the right to vote with a statewide Get Out The Vote from 12-4 p.m. Saturday.
Caldwell City Council Candidate Forum
BOISE — With less than two weeks to go until the November election, Boise City Council hopefuls gathered for a final forum.
EAGLE — A packed house of residents met eight city candidates Thursday night for the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Nonpartisan Campaign Forum.
Three city council seats and the mayor are up for reelection in Emmett this year. The council races have drawn eight candidates, and in the mayoral race, the incumbent mayor faces a current councilman.
NAMPA — Nampa is going to see some big changes in the next year — with the arrival of Amazon’s massive new fulfillment center and continued population growth — and five city council candidates think they’ll be the best fit to lead the way.
BOISE — Boise’s mayoral candidates met Wednesday night for the sixth time to make their case to voters.
NAMPA — The five Nampa City Council candidates in contested races will meet Wednesday night for a forum at Nampa City Hall.
MERIDIAN — It was standing-room only Monday the Meridian City Council chambers for a city candidate forum, hosted by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council.
BOISE — In the final minutes of Boise State University’s mayoral candidate forum, the audience saw political fireworks.
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Voters in the Nampa School District will be asked to approve a two-year, $12 million-per-year supplemental levy on Nov. 5.
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The Star Fire District is asking voters to consider a $4 million bond to purchase and equip a new fire station and fire district headquarters to keep up with the growth of the district.
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Initiative requiring voter approval of library project:
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BOISE — For the first time since the campaign began, all seven candidates for Boise mayor took part in a candidate forum at Boise High School Thursday.
Meridian Candidate Forum
BOISE — For the second week in a row, Boise’s city council candidates gathered for a forum in a packed room of voters to make their case of why they should be one of the city’s new representatives.
MIDDLETON — Middleton’s first and only candidate forum ahead of the Nov. 5 election, brought a large crowd to Trolley Station on Tuesday night. With standing-room only, it was the first time Middleton residents heard from their mayoral and city council candidates, who discussed a broad range…
MERIDIAN — An Economic Excellence Forum, hosted by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, gave Meridian mayoral candidates the opportunity to share their ideas about issues facing the city.
BOISE — All 18 candidates for Boise government have been chasing votes this year, and they’ve also been chasing donations to power their campaigns.
The deadline for candidates to file the first round of campaign finance reports was Oct. 10.
BOISE — For the second day in a row, six of Boise’s seven mayoral candidates met for a forum to make their pitch to voters on who should lead the city.
BOISE — Six candidates hoping to take the helm of Boise’s local government made their case on the Bench Thursday night.
Michael Christianson has withdrawn from the Meridian City Council race.
BOISE — All 11 of Boise’s city council hopefuls took the stage Wednesday in a three-part forum hosted by KIVI and Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise. Candidates tackled a broad range of issues including the proposed main library project, economic development, electing council members by district, and…
Candidate Forum: Boise Mayor
The Idaho Press’ Caldwell City Council candidate forum scheduled for Oct. 17 has been canceled.
CALDWELL — Local mayoral, city council and school board candidates will be on the ballot Nov. 5.
NAMPA — Attendees of all ages joined Nampa’s first responders in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 18 years ago during terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Editor's note: This story was updated Sept. 11 with more filings from Canyon County.
NAMPA — Steve Silva has announced he will run for seat 6 on Nampa City Council.
Treasure Valley residents have several bonds and levies to consider coming up on the May 21 ballot.
BOISE — Ada County Highway District Commissioner Paul Woods doesn’t plan on running for public office again — at least not for a while.
The all-GOP Ada County Commission was set for change no matter the outcome of the Nov. 6 election, but on Tuesday voters opted to turn the commission blue.
About 50 percent of polling places in Ada County and around 38 percent in Canyon County were at public schools on Election Day.
CALDWELL — Canyon County forgot to count 39 ballots from overseas citizens and active members of the military on election night, according to the elections office.
The Ada County Highway District’s attempt to raise vehicle registration fees fell short at the ballot box, and ACHD Commission President Sara Baker said that means more congestion and fewer projects as the area continues to grow.
Tuesday’s election brought six upsets in Idaho legislative races, with one more possible in a Boise race in which the incumbent senator won by just six votes.