KUNA — This Election Day, voters were asked to select candidates to fill spots on the city council and the fire district board of commissioners.

Incumbent Richard Cardoza and Warren Christensen were elected to the Kuna City Council and incumbent Tim Crawford and Bob Humphrey were elected to the Kuna Rural Fire District board of commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Voters were asked to vote for two candidates to fill the open city council seats with the top two vote receivers winning election. Cardoza and Christensen received the two highest total votes.

Cardoza received 371 votes, or about 26 percent of the vote. Christensen received 394 votes, or about 27.6 percent of the vote.

Crawford and Humphrey ran opposite each other in the Kuna Rural Fire District board of commissioners election. Voters were asked to select one candidate for each contested race, sub-districts two and four.

Crawford, running for sub-district two, received 640 votes, or about 70 percent of the vote, and Humphrey, running for sub-district four, received 469 votes, or 52 percent of the vote.

The elected candidates will assume their roles in January.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Cardoza said he wanted to be elected in order to complete some of the projects that he has not been able to finish for the city. He hopes to bring better facilities for the youth, improve the city’s transportation and help facilitate better recreation parks. He feels his 12 years of experience benefits both the council and the city as a whole.

Christensen said he wants to prioritize, promote and see the completion of a splash pad, theater, and family parks further north of the city center. He also wants to look into reallocating budget funds and finding ways to attract businesses that will both create jobs and opportunities for people to stay, play, shop and work in Kuna.

FIRE DISTRICT

Crawford said he plans to finish what he started as the chairman of the Impact Fee Committee and to continue the process of planning for the increased demand the fire department will face with growth. He also plans to help facilitate hiring additional personnel and purchasing additional equipment to handle the increased demands on emergency services that will come with the expected growth.

Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or editor@kunamelba.com.

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