Lauren McLean has secured her second term as Mayor of Boise. With 98% of votes counted, McLean leads with 55.5% of the vote to Mike Masterson’s 43.3%.
McLean needed to reach 50% of the vote to avoid going to a runoff election in December.
Other challengers Joe Evans and Aaron Reis received 0.9% and 0.3% respectively.
Going into a second term, Mayor McLean has promised to address issues such as homelessness, jobs, as well as developing new means of transportation throughout the city and beyond.
The main transportation policy McLean plans to move forward with is her Pathways Plan, which aims to add safer walkways for people in the Boise and surrounding areas.
On the topic of affordable housing and homelessness, in her State of the City address, delivered on May 18, 2023, McLean discussed the City of Boise’s project at State and Arthur, which included 0.94 acres of land to build the Wilson Station Apartments which is anticipated to be finished by 2025.
“Boiseans agree, this is a safe and welcoming city for everyone. We’re going to keep it that way,” McLean said in an interview with KTVB on election night.