Information for Voters

The 2015 City election will be held on November 3 for Office of the Mayor and City Council Seats 1, 3 and 5. Each City Council Seat represents the full population of the City and are not elected by a specific geographic region or population. During each election three of the six members of the City Council shall stand for re-election for a four year term.

Below is information on candidates running for the designated Boise City Council Seats.  New candidate information is posted with 24 to 48 hours of filing. This page will not contain candidate information until the filing period opens on August 24, 2015.

  • Mayor

    • David H. Bieter
      David H. Bieter (Incumbent) More Information

      David H. Bieter was elected Mayor of Boise in 2003 on the promise of making it the most livable city in the country. With his re-election in 2007 and again in 2011, Bieter continues to deliver on that pledge with new neighborhood libraries and parks, a strong economic development program and a commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

      Born and raised in Boise, Bieter is a graduate of Bishop Kelly High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at The College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., before completing his Juris Doctorate at University of Idaho College of Law. He gained expertise in municipal issues as civil counsel to Bonner County in Sandpoint, as civil prosecutor and land-use specialist in the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, and later as a private attorney. He was chosen to assume his father’s seat in the Idaho House of Representatives after both of his parents, Pat and Eloise Bieter, were killed in an automobile accident in 1999. Voters elected him to full terms in the House in 2000 and again in 2002.

      David Bieter's full Mayor profile can be seen here:

    • Myron L. Gilbert
      Myron L. Gilbert More Information
      No candidate bio provided.
    • Seth M. Holden
      Seth M. Holden More Information
      No candidate bio provided.
  • Council Seat 1

    • Lauren Mclean
      Lauren Mclean (Incumbent) More Information

      Lauren McLean has served on the Boise City Council since January 2011.  Her focus on economic development, community justice, and conservation reflects her belief that sustainability and resiliency are necessary ingredients for a city’s long-term success.

      Lauren received her BA with honors from Notre Dame where she was on the rowing team and led the Center for Social Concerns Experiential Learning team. She received an MPA in environmental policy from Boise State University.

      In addition to her City Council position, Lauren runs a small business and currently serves on the boards of Boise’s urban renewal agency, Capital City Development Corporation, Boise State University’s Dean’s Council for the new School of Public Service, the Andrus Center at Boise State, and Resource Media, a communications firm that supports various worldwide conservation groups.  Lauren is a past recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s 40 Under 40 leadership award, the Boise Chamber’s Leadership Award for Social Responsibility, and a two-time recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year.

      Lauren Mclean's full City Council profile can be seen here:

  • Council Seat 3

    • Scot M. Ludwig
      Scot M. Ludwig (Incumbent) More Information

      Scot M. Ludwig has an extensive background in litigation representing thousands of individuals in family law matters, business and real property litigation.   His practice covers the entire State of Idaho. Scot founded the law firm of Ludwig Shoufler Miller Johnson, LLP twenty years ago in 1994 and since then the law firm has grown substantially into the finest family law and litigation firm in Idaho.

      Scot arrived in Boise in 1979 on a basketball scholarship, graduating from Boise State University in 1982.  He then attended the University of Idaho School of Law and was awarded the Langroise Scholarship, graduating ahead of his class.

      Scot is managing partner of Broad Street Properties, LLC, a downtown development company.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Bishop Kelly Foundation and the Executive Committee to the President.

      Scot Ludwig's full City Council profile can be seen here:

    • Adriel J. Martinez
      Adriel J. Martinez More Information
      No candidate bio provided.
  • Council Seat 5

    • Elaine Clegg
      Elaine Clegg (Incumbent) More Information

      Elaine Clegg was elected to the Boise City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011. She served as Council President in 2007. She has been active in local government in the Treasure Valley for nearly thirty years. An Idaho native, Clegg became interested in growth management issues by serving her neighborhood association as a board member and president. Elaine works professionally in the non-profit sector to forward quality growth management and transportation planning. Her experience as an advocate, nonprofit leader and elected leader bridges diverse stakeholders.

      During her Boise City Council service Clegg has prioritized integrating land use and transportation planning. The city has adopted a Master Streets Map to guide context sensitive roadway design, developed a transportation connectivity measurement, completed a full Comprehensive Plan update and is now updating the city’s zoning codes. It has also completed integrated land use/transportation master plans for a Bus Rapid Transit corridor on State Street, for a new roadway, Whitewater Park Boulevard – accompanied by the West End master plan, and has extended its bicycle and pedestrian network including a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge.

      Elaine Clegg's full City Council profile can be seen here: