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:

    • Seth M. Holden
      Seth M. Holden More Information
      No candidate bio provided.
    • Judy Peavey-Derr
      Judy Peavey-Derr 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

      Adriel Martinez, who turns 25 on September 20th, was born in Elko Nevada and moved to Boise shortly after his birth. Adriel has lived mostly in Boise his whole life with short stints in Meridian, Nampa, and other parts of the Treasure Valley. He graduated from Nampa High School in 2009 a semester early in order to get a jump on life.

      Adriel joined the Army during high school and left for basic shortly after graduating from high school. He served four and a half years as an Airborne and Mechanized Infantry soldier. He was stationed overseas in Italy and in Washington state. He was also deployed twice to Afghanistan in Support of OEF X and XII for a year each time. Adriel was honorably discharged in 2013 after his loyal service to his country.

      Adriel has worked for a few different retailers in the area including Shopko during high school and Best Buy most recently. He has also worked as a security guard over at a St Al’s hospital location. His political experience has come from multiple sources over the years. He worked on the Walt Minnick for Congress Campaign during 2008 as a volunteer. He volunteered for multiple campaigns in Washington state knocking door to door in Tacoma for Jay Inslee, Maria Cantwell, and Denny Heck. He went and made calls for A.J. Balukoff also during his run for governor this past year. Adriel is currently a student at Boise State and his slated to graduate in December with his Bachelors of Political Science.

      Adriel has enough experience to be a great leader for Boise’s future along with reshaping how politics are conducted around here. His campaign website is and there you can check out what is happening on his campaign.

  • 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:


    • Andy Hawes
      Andy Hawes More Information

      Andy Hawes, 45, is a member of a Pioneer family with deep roots both in Boise and in Idaho.  His great-great-great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Hawes, was a well-known pioneer who came to the Boise area in 1864. Andy is the grandson of Rodney Hawes, Sr., who served as editor and publisher of the weekly newspaper "The Owyhee Nugget" for 47 years.

      Andy was raised on the Boise bench. He graduated from Boise High in 1988. As a teenager he was a member of the Chamber's Youth Leadership Boise program. Andy graduated with Honors in Political Science from the University of Denver in 1992 and received his J.D. from the University of Idaho College Of Law in December 1994. He served as a Commissioner of the Idaho State Bar from 2005 through 2008. He became President in 2008. He was one of the youngest to serve as President in the history of the Bar and traveled extensively around Idaho during his term.    In 2005 the Idaho Business Review named Andy as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" in Boise. 

      Andy is a long supporter of Boise High School and is currently serving on school's Hall of Fame Committee. In the late 1990’s he founded the group, "Citizens for the Renovation of Boise High," which successfully lobbied the Boise School District to renovate Boise High rather than demolishing it and building a new school at a different location. 

      Andy currently serves General Counsel for Western Pacific Timber, LLC which is headquartered in downtown Boise.  He married Gretchen Christie of Troy, Idaho on January 1, 1995.  They have two children Audrey (North Junior High) and Greta (Longfellow). Andy enjoys hiking in the Boise foothills as well as watching his children play soccer. You can learn more about Andy here: