Boise City Councilman Scot Ludwig said the requests are rolling in from people who want to use his new campaign bus.
Some people want to do a pub crawl. Some want to use it for homecoming. One person asked to take it to McCall.
It’s unclear whether Ludwig, an incumbent who was appointed to his seat early this year, will grant those requests. He said he’ll use the bus to generate some excitement while he’s attending campaign events, delivering yard signs, etc.
“I thought this bus would help engage people,” he said.
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Ludwig is running for election — not re-election, because he wasn’t elected in the first place — against Adriel Martinez, a Boise State University student.
Ludwig said he bought the used short bus recently for a few thousand dollars. A bunch of kids spray-painted it black. He hired a local company to put decals with iconic Boise images on its broadsides and back door. The image on the right side of the bus is a view of Boise’s Downtown and Foothills. The left side has a photo of the Boise Depot and an aerial shot of Albertsons Stadium. The back door has a picture of what appears to be the Boise River.
Each side carries the message “Ludwig for Boise City Council.”
Once the campaign’s over, Ludwig said, he’ll donate the bus to a charity.