Incumbents roll in Boise trustee elections

Incumbents Nancy Gregory and Dennis Doan were easily re-elected in Tuesday’s Boise School Board elections.

Gregory received 6,706 votes Tuesday, followed by Doan with 5,802 votes. The lone challenger, James Tooman, received 1,858 votes.

In all, 7,722 people voted, representing a turnout of slightly more than 6 percent.

Boise trustee candidates do not run for specific seats. In Tuesday’s case, the three candidates were vying for two six-year trustee seats, with the top two vote-getters elected.

Gregory joined the school board in 2002, and has been board chairperson the past six years. Doan, a retired Boise fire chief, was appointed to the board in 2018.

Gregory and Doan will be sworn in on Sept. 14.

Boise’s standalone September trustees’ race is an anomaly, spelled out in a district governing charter that predates statehood. Most other school districts hold trustee elections in November in odd-numbered calendar years, in conjunction with city elections.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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