Hi, I'm Hillary
I am a mom, a lawyer, a neighbor, a friend. My husband, an Idaho native, and I have been married for 16 years and we have five children ages 15, 11, 9, 7, and 4. My husband works for a company downtown, and I spend most of my time caring for our children. Our children attend West Ada schools, and I drive them to activities, mow my lawn, cook dinner, and enjoy running with my dog around the neighborhood. Now that my kids are a little older, I’d like to serve in my community. The Boise City Council seems like a good fit, because I have some interest and training in politics. I received my undergraduate degree in political science and am licensed to practice law in Idaho. For more about me, you can read my Bio on the City website: Hillary Smith
WHY AM I RUNNING
I have started to see the same names on our ballots over and over again. It seems like we often have the same people that have held office before, just running in different races. I am hoping to bring a fresh face and perspective to the Boise City Council, at a time when our city is growing and changing so much. As a West Boisean with a young family, I can offer a different, perhaps more grounded perspective about what Boise families are facing.
WHAT ARE MY POLITICAL VIEWS
I am a moderate conservative, and city council is a nonpartisan race. I am looking to do what is best for Boise. Growth is happening and I want it to be responsibly done. New development can happen, but it should be planned in ways that do not unduly hamper the quality of life for settled Boiseans.
A Better Boise for All
We all know that Boise is growing. All you have to do is drive down the street (almost any street) and you can see the construction. Although some change is inevitable with growth, we need mindful growth and to be careful not to change what is great about Boise. My mission as a city council candidate is to promote the things about Boise that make it great. I believe that by working together, we can create a community where we can keep Boise great while providing for responsible, mindful growth. Whether it's seeking solutions for affordable housing, improving our schools, protecting our parks and open spaces, or promoting economic growth, I am committed to making sure that Boise remains a great place to live for generations to come.