John Franden, the incumbent in Sub-District 3, and Dave Case, one of
five candidates vying for the open Sub-District 4 seat, won four-year
terms on November 2, 2010 on the ACHD Commission. Franden -- who represents
northern Ada County, and Case, who will represent southwest Ada County
-- will be sworn into office when their terms begin in January.
Results are available at the Ada County web site, which has the
full, but unofficial, tally from the Elections Office.
Nine candidates ran for two seats on the ACHD Commission on
the November 2, 2010 ballot. Two of the five Commission seats --
sub-districts No. 3, northern Ada County, and No. 4, south and southwest
Ada County -- are part of the General Election. The other seats will
appear on the ballot in 2012.
The candidates for Sub-District 3 were:
- Cleveland C. Corder -- Garden City
- John S. Franden -- Eagle
- Mark Sparling -- Boise
The candidates for Sub-District 4 were:
- Dave Case -- Meridian
- L.D. (Zeke) Corder -- Kuna
- Mitch Jaurena -- Meridian
- David W. Klinchuch -- Kuna (Candidate withdrew from the race but
name will appear on the ballot.)
- David St. George -- Kuna
- Jack Van Wyk -- Meridian
Voters cast ballots for the
Commission seat representing the area where they live. Click
here for a map of the ACHD Commission Sub-Districts.
In each sub-district race, the candidate getting the most votes will
be the winner -- a majority is not required.
In the Sub-District 3 race, Franden is the incumbent commissioner
facing off against Corder and Sparling. In the Sub-District 4
race, incumbent Sherry Huber is stepping down, which may have spawned
the large field of candidates.
The Idaho Statesman has published a
voter's guide which includes information on the ACHD races; here are
the links to the
Sub-District 3 and
Sub-District 4 races. Also, the North End Neighborhood Association
information about two of the District 3 candidates (page 6).
The ACHD Commission has five members who serve four-year terms. Commission seats are non-partisan, local government offices and do not
appear on the primary ballot in May. The compensation for the part-time
post is a monthly stipend of $1,686. The president of the Commission, chosen
annually from among the Commissioners, receives an additional $338 per month.
The Commission sets policy for the District, the only countywide
highway agency in Idaho, which serves all of the residents of Ada
County, including residents of the incorporated cities. The
Commissioners generally meet on the first four Wednesdays of each month, excluding
The ACHD Elections are administered by the Ada County Elections Office, an
arm of the Ada County Clerk's Office. Additional information about the race can
be obtained by calling the Elections Office at 287-6860 or by emailing
To qualify to run for the ACHD Commission, a candidate must:
40-1404A prevents county commissioners, mayors and city council
members from holding office on a countywide highway district commission, such as
Once the form is filed, the Secretary of the ACHD Commission will furnish a
candidate information packet containing additional rules (the naming of a
campaign treasurer) and deadlines (campaign disclosures, etc.) regarding the
candidate's run for office. For more information about the reporting
requirements and other election information please see the Secretary of State's
If you need additional information about the ACHD Commission election, please contact Craig
Quintana at 387-6107 or at