REALTORS® Endorse Local Candidates

After numerous candidate interviews and completed questionnaires, Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is pleased to announce the following candidate endorsements for upcoming local elections in Ada, Elmore, and Gem counties.


  • Rebecca Arnold – Boise Mayor
  • Patrick Bageant – Boise City Council Seat 1
  • Meredith Stead – Boise City Council Seat 3
  • Debbie Lombard-Bloom – Boise City Council Seat 5


  • Jason Pierce – Eagle City Mayor
  • Charlie Baun – Eagle City Council


  • Steve Nebeker – Emmett Mayor
  • Brett McGann – Emmett City Council

Garden City

  • Pam Beaumont – Garden City, City Council
  • James Page – Garden City, City Council

Glenns Ferry

  • Susan Case – Glenns Ferry City Council


  • Briana Buban-Vonder Haar – Kuna City Council
  • Ramona Martin – Kuna City Council


  • Robert Simison – Meridian Mayor
  • Brad Hoaglun – Meridian City Council Seat 3
  • Jessica Perreault – Meridian City Council Seat 5

Mountain Home

  • Rich Sykes – Mountain Home Mayor
  • Mark Bryant – Mountain Home City Council
  • Brad Stokes – Mountain Home City Council


  • Trevor Chadwick – Star City Mayor
  • Kevin Nielsen – Star City Council Seat 1
  • Jennifer Salmonsen – Star City Council Seat 2

“Each year we have the honor of interviewing many qualified candidates for elected office. It’s rarely an easy decision determining which candidate best reflects our views on growth, governance, and the importance of private property rights. After careful review, the candidates we’ve chosen to endorse are uniquely qualified to lead our community through challenging growth management decisions. These candidates understand the importance of private property rights, managing growth, and the important role REALTORS® have in the local economy and community,” said Phil Mount, 2019 President of Boise Regional REALTORS®.

BRR’s Public Policy Committee, comprised of volunteer members of the association, invited over 80 candidates across the three counties to fill out candidate questionnaires focused on private property and growth-related issues. After careful review of the responses, over half of the candidates who filed for candidacy were invited to take part in interviews with the committee. Based on these interviews, the committee sent their recommendations to the BRR Board of Directors for final review and approval.

“We wish to thank our volunteer Public Policy Committee members, and all those who assisted with the candidate endorsement process. We appreciate the time and dedication of these individuals, and their commitment to identifying the candidates who are best suited to represent the voice of real estate and private property rights,” said Josh Cummings, BRR’s Public Policy Committee Chair.

Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

“We urge Boise Regional REALTORS®, as well as the rest of the community, to get out and vote this November and support these candidates who’ve received the endorsement of local REALTORS® throughout Ada, Elmore, and Gem counties,” said BRR Director of Government Affairs Soren Dorius.

For information on the candidates, registration, and where to vote, please visit, and 


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BRR’s Public Policy Committee, made up of volunteer REALTORS®, extends candidate questionnaires to various local candidate races within Ada, Elmore, and Gem counties. Based on these responses, candidates are invited to be interviewed by the committee and share their views on housing, private property rights, education, transportation, and other issues affecting the community. From there, the Public Policy Committee provides recommendations for endorsements which are reviewed by BRR’s Board of Directors for final approval. For questions regarding BRR’s endorsement process, contact Soren Dorius, BRR’s Director of Government Affairs, at 208-947-7237 or You may also reach Government Affairs Manager, Cameron Kinzer, at 208-947-7237 or