City Council Choices & Picks
We are privileged to have so many highly qualified and genuinely interested candidates running for the three open seats (2, 3 and 6) for Boise City Council. These are the top candidates for each seat and a brief bio. Our picks are highlighted and include their photos. No justification offered for the choices other than they all just happened to fit best for Boise’s future in our humble opinion.
Also on the ballot – the revised Foothills Bond. Please vote YES!
Council Seat 2 Top Picks
Paul E. Fortin
Boise native, Boise firefighter, Vietnam veteran, and 1970 graduate of Bishop Kelly.
Former Ada County commissioner, city attorney, hearing officer, has served on numerous boards and have represented clients in local matters. Lives in the North End.
Lisa E. Sanchez
Lisa has been active with the Fair Housing Act, civil rights investigator for the Idaho Human Rights Commission and has worked with the Girl Scouts to increase services to Native and Latino communities.
Council Seat 3 Top Picks
TJ Thomson (Incumbent)
TJ is an Air Force veteran, former ASBSU President, has a Masters in Policy Analysis and Public Management, and served as a Human Rights Commissioner. He works for Idaho Power Company as a Certified Internal Auditor
Naomi has a Masters in Social Work, and has provided mental health and case management services, and crisis services to victims of domestic violence and Veterans.
At Boise State, Crispin initiated Bystander Intervention trainings, was a student mentor and has been an international Human Rights delegate.
Council Seat 6
Holli has served as Board Chair for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, Boise State Foundation board member, and on the board of advisors for Idaho Women in Leadership. Volunteer service has included a term as president of the North End Neighborhood Association. She worked on “Blueprint Boise”, volunteered for the Boise State Venture College, NEW Leadership Idaho, and the first Yes! For Boise Schools campaign.
Caleb has worked for the sovereignty of Tribal Nations, on the Add the Words movement, and in 2016 Caleb served on the Democratic National Convention’s credentials committee.
Nicolas has served on the boards of the Idaho Black History Museum and Bethel Ministries. Nicholas teaches Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking full-time at Boise State University. He has an MBA from Notre Dame.