Friday, June 29, 2007

One Down

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The race for Boise City Council is down one candidate.

Shaun Stamper stopped by the BW office earlier today to announce that he is withdrawing from the race for Seat 1, currently held by Alan Shealy. Stamper said medical reasons are forcing him to leave the race.

“It’s a responsible, but tough choice to have to withdraw,” he said.

Stamper first came the public’s attention last year when he planned a hunger strike to protest the fact that many sidewalks and intersections in Boise do not meet federal requirements for handicapped accessibility. The protest was called off the day before it was scheduled to begin, after Ada County Highway District officials told Stamper the agency had recently completed a study on that very topic.

While he has to leave the race this year, Stamper said he is not ruling out a future run.

There are currently no other challenger for Shealy’s seat, and Shealy himself has yet to decide if he will run again.

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