Sherry R. Huber, the first woman on the ACHD Commission and the longest-serving Commissioner, announced today that she will not seek re-election.
Huber said she is proud of her time on the Commission and wanted to make her intentions known to allow a strong field of contenders to come forward before the August 4, 2010 deadline for candidates to file and have their names on the ballot. While candidates can file to run through October 8, 2010, anyone doing so would run as write-in candidate, a distinct disadvantage.
“ACHD is a much more efficient and focused organization today than it was in the early 1990s,” said Huber, who was first appointed to the Commission in 1993 to fill a vacancy. “This is a good time to leave because the District is on the right track and I hope the next Commissioner can continue the progress.”
The current president of the Commission, Huber represents District No. 4, which covers south and southwest Ada County. Huber was also president in 2003 and in the 1990s. After her appointment to office in 1993, Huber was elected to the Commission in 1994 and re-elected in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
During her time on the Commission, Huber staunchly advocated capacity expansion for the roadway system and efforts to get the most benefit for each investment of tax dollars.
ACHD Commission seats are non-partisan, local government offices and do not appear on the primary ballot in May but will be part of the November 2, 2010 General Election ballot.
The ACHD 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 holidays.