West Ada

Here’s who’s running for mayor and City Council in Eagle

Eagle voters will face a range of candidates when they head to the ballot box in November to elect a mayor and two city council members.

Mayor Stan Ridgeway is asking voters to reward him with a second term. Since he took office in 2016, he has worked to increase transparency around the mayor’s office, organize the city’s budget and help brand the city. A small group of residents frustrated with the city’s growth earlier this year pushed to recall Ridgeway, although the effort faded in the run-up to the election.

Incumbent council members Jill Mitchell and Stan Bastian also seek re-election.

The city’s leaders will confront a variety of challenges associated with growth. The future mayor must deal with the city’s lawsuit against Eagle Water Co., a small private water company whose owners hope to sell out to Suez Water. The council will also deal with land use decisions as Eagle grows from a rural town into a full-service city, with employment and retail centers.

The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Council members are elected at large. The top two vote-getters will win the seats.


  • Stan Ridgeway
  • Jason Pierce
  • Christopher Hadden
  • Jeff Kunz

City Council

  • Charles Buan
  • Jill Mitchell
  • Dave Parrie
  • Stan Bastian
  • Brad Pike
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Kate reports on West Ada and Canyon County for the Idaho Statesman. She previously wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Providence Business News. She has been published in The Atlantic and BuzzFeed News. Kate graduated from Brown University with a degree in urban studies.