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Dear Boise,

It’s shocking how time flies. Four years ago, I asked for your vote to serve a term on Boise’s City Council.  Because of your support, we’ve been working to make Boise a better place. I’m excited to share with you that I’m running for reelection this November.  As I’ve started to talk about running, I find that people ask me why I’m drawn to this job. It’s because I, like you, love Boise.

As someone who loves Boise, you know how special this place is and how lucky we are to be here.  When people ask me why I love Boise I break into a smile I can’t contain.  Boise’s energy is palpable.  Her future is wide open to anything we want to make of it.  Her river, open spaces, vibrant downtown and walkable neighborhoods are unique.  It’s because I love this place so much that I love serving on City Council.

Scott and I chose this place when we were only 23.  We built our careers, our family, our life together in this City that’s beyond compare.  Our kids float our river, bike in our hills, wander to visit libraries, friends, shopkeepers and restaurants, knowing they’re safe and loved by everyone in their community.  Childhood in Boise is a gift.

I’ve focused my work on making sure that as Boise grows she remains the special place that we’ve all chosen as our home.  Over the last four years we’ve launched a sustainability program, grown our downtown, set aside hundreds of acres of open space, and as Idaho’s Capital City passed an ordinance protecting all Boiseans from discrimination.  Because the people of Boise make Boise what she is, and we all are a part of her future.  And because we all understand that the magic of this place is captured in our vibrant and just community, innovative economy, and lasting environment.

November 3rd seems a long way off right now but before we know it, long summer days on the river, at Shakespeare, and in the hills will be over.  I hope before then I can earn your vote.

Thanks so much,

Lauren

MY VISION for Boise, Idaho and more

Downtown Boise

A well-designed Downtown Boise is key to this Valley’s future as its economic, arts, and cultural hub.

Boise’s Economy

Our efforts to build Boise’s economy must focus on building the businesses that have started here and creating career opportunities for our current and future residents.

World-Class Schools

Boise’s world-class schools are key to maintaining our livable neighborhoods.

Vibrant Neighborhoods

Boise’s neighborhoods must be places where families can afford to live, children are safe to roam, and residents can easily connect with local businesses, schools, and jobs.

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