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Meridian Chamber backs incumbents, former trustee in West Ada schools trustee races

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce has voted to endorse two incumbents and a former trustees in the West Ada School District trustees race May 19.

West Ada trustees are elected from zones within the district. The chamber backed Mike Vuittonet in Zone 1 in the western part of the district, and Anne Ritter in Zone 4, in the northern part of the district. Both board members are seeking their fifth term. Each faces an opponent. The chamber is also supporting Loius Pifher, from zone 5, in the central part of the district. Pifher served on the board from 2002 to 2007. Three other candidates are seeking that seat.

Chamber leaders cited qualification and experience in their endorsements, but did not give specifics.

You can learn more about the candidates at the Idaho Statesman’s online voter’s guide. We will also include part of our voters guide on school board trustee races in West Ada, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell and Middleton school districts in Sunday’s Idaho Statesman.