Election 2013: Voters' guide

May 21, 2013 

— ON TUESDAY'S BALLOT:

Greater Boise Auditorium District

Voters will decide three of the district's five board seats in Tuesday's election.

Challengers Noah Bard, Steve Berch, John May and Jim Walker are running against incumbents Stephanie Astorquia and Rob Perez for six-year terms in two available seats. The election is at-large and the top two vote-earners win the seats.

George Tway and incumbent Peter Oliver are squaring off for a two-year term.

The Statesman has run several stories about the GBAD election.

From May 21: Money points to heightened interest in GBAD election

From May 19: Eight candidates, many options

From May 10: Candidates clash over GBAD funds

From April 21: Bieter a "puppet master" on auditorium board?

Education issues

The School Board election in the financially troubled Nampa district is getting the most attention.

From May 19: Nampa school trustee election framed by financial woes

Vallivue School District is asking voters for a $50 million school bond for a second high school.

Ada County

The ballot also includes Meridian, Kuna and Melba school board; and West Boise and Eagle sewer directors.

Eagle City Hall

Voters will decide on a $1.2 million bond to purchase City Hall.

From May 10: Our View: Eagle voters need to buy City Hall

Canyon County

Voters will select trustees for Caldwell, Kuna, Melba, Meridian, Middleton, Nampa and Notus school districts (some districts straddle the two county lines). Commissioners for Canyon, Nampa and Golden Gate highway districts also are on the ballot, as well as school levies for Homedale, Parma, Vallivue and Wilder districts.

City council expansions

Nampa and Meridian voters will decide whether to increase each city's respective council from four members to six.

Polling places

Find your polling place:

Statewide

ADA COUNTY

***These school districts straddle Ada and Canyon, so you must add the votes from each county to get total***

GREATER BOISE AUDITORIUM DISTRICT

Two-year term

Peter Oliver

George Tway

Six-year term

(Vote for two)

Stephanie Astorquia

Noah D. Baird

Steve Berch

John May

Rob R. Perez

Jim C. Walker

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

***Kuna School District

Trustee Zone 4

James Ford

Michael S. Law

***Melba School District

Trustee Zone 1

Daniel S. Beus

Jason Knopp

***Meridian School District

Trustee Zone 1

T. Shane Bell

Tina Dean

Ed Klopfenstein

Trustee Zone 3

Loraine A. Hand

Carol Sayles

CITY OF EAGLE

City Hall bond

Yes

No

CITY OF MERIDIAN

Increase City Council members from 4 to 6

Yes

No

EAGLE SEWER DISTRICT

Director

(Vote for two)

Charles Ferguson

James Gruber

WEST BOISE SEWER DISTRICT

Director

Graham Paterson

J. Kent Sullivan

Spring Valley Community Infrastructure District

Revenue bonds $75 million Yes No

Spring Valley Community Infrastructure District

General obligation bonds $250 million Yes No

CANYON COUNTY

***These school districts straddle Ada and Canyon, so you must add the votes from each county to get total***

HIGHWAY DISTRICTS

Highway District No. 4

Sub-District 1

Jay Gibbons

Timothy O’Mera

Sub-District 2

George Combs

John McEvoy

Golden Gate Highway District No. 3

Sub-District 2

Corby L. Garrett

Virgil Holsclaw

Nampa Highway District No. 1

Sub-District 1

Richard Farner

Randy Noble

Sub-District 2

Bryce Millar

Tony M. Young

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Caldwell School District

Trustee Zone 1

Robert J. Ball

Amy Rojas

Homedale School District

Levy

Yes

No

***Kuna School District

Trustee Zone 4

James Ford

Michael S. Law

***Melba School District

Trustee Zone 1

Daniel S. Beus

Jason Knopp

***Meridian School District

Trustee Zone 1

T. Shane Bell

Tina Dean

Ed Klopfenstein

Middleton School District

Trustee Zone 2

Steve Cluff

Brian W. Fendley

Marc D. Gunning

Trustee Zone 4

Piet Laan

Tom Munds

Nampa School District

Trustee Zone 3

Bob Otten

Clayton Trehal

Trustee Zone 4

Brian McGourty

Kimiko (Kim) Rost

Cate Tedeski

Trustee Zone 5

Mike Fuller

Dale Wheeler

Notus School District

Trustee Zone 3

Write-in: Thomas Krasowski

Write-in: Lindsay Mangum

Parma School District

Levy

Yes

No

COSSA Levy

Yes

No

Vallivue School District

Bond

Yes

No

Wilder School District

COSSA Levy

Yes

No

City of Nampa

Increase City Council members from 4 to 6

Yes

No

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