Updated 10:50 p.m.
Three Pocatello City Council candidates who campaigned together and haven’t spared criticism of the current city leadership all won their respective races in Tuesday’s election.
The clerks of both Bannock and Power counties were pleased by the turnout local races drew in an off-year election on Tuesday.
CHUBBUCK — Banker and political newcomer Daniel Heiner was victorious on Tuesday in his bid to serve on the Chubbuck City Council.
Voters went with candidates with past experience in races Tuesday for two spots on the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees.
Bannock County Elections Administrator Julie Hancock anticipates voter turnout will be strong today based on the large number of residents who cast their ballots in early voting.
Pocatello City Council President Jim Johnston spurred a heated dialogue among candidates campaigning for city offices when he suggested merging the cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck to ease the local tax burden.
Claudia Ortega made political waves when she orchestrated an effort to recall Bannock County Assessor Sheri Davies and all three of the county’s commissioners.
Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Trustee Paul Vitale hopes the district will one day cooperate with other area school districts to open a building housing regional career and technical education programs.
POCATELLO — Discussion of merging Pocatello and Chubbuck has raised a lot of hubbub this fall, but most Pocatello City Council candidates declined to provide a full-throated answer about the hot topic at a forum Monday.
A banker with a background in economic development is running for Chubbuck City Council against a Walmart worker who rearranged his work schedule to regularly attend public meetings and learn the intricacies of local government.
Eric Lee Stewart says he’s knocked on approximately 5,000 doors in his campaign for the Zone 3 seat on the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees, taking notes to record voters’ diverse opinions.
POCATELLO — Candidates running for seat No. 3 on the City Council have offered a host of ideas for making the city more efficient, lowering taxes and attracting new business growth.
There’s not really a bad choice in the race for Pocatello City Council Seat 1.
This election, there are more candidates for Pocatello City Council Seat 3 than for any other post in the Pocatello area.
Pocatello resident Claudia Ortega is on a mission to reform our city’s government.
POCATELLO — The incumbent candidate for Pocatello City Council Seat #2 has withdrawn from the race.
Our democracy wouldn’t function without people willing to run for elected office.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges on Monday blocked the state’s congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain.