There's the public Dave Bieter, who likes bicycles, libraries and streetcars, and the closely guarded private Dave Bieter. Most Boise citizens know that hizzoner championed the creation of Allumbaugh House, the detox and mental-health crisis center. But what many people don't know is that one of Bieter's best friends checked into the facility when he hit rock bottom. Sometimes the noblest of causes come from very personal convictions. If the Basques have a word for mensch--"a person of integrity and honor"--that's what Bieter is.
Second Place: Sen. Nicole LeFavour
Third Place: Rep. Brian Cronin