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Boise mayor runoff will not be the first in city's history

History shows there have been previous runoffs for mayor in the capital city.
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There will be a runoff election for Boise mayor between Dave Bieter and Lauren McLean on Dec. 3.

Earlier this week, Boise media erroneously reported that the runoff election between Dave Bieter and Lauren McLean would be the first in the city’s history.

History showed us Friday, that is not true.

According to newspaper clippings from the Lewiston Morning Tribune and Idaho Statesman, there have been a few previous runoffs for Boise mayor.

On Tuesday’s election, City Council President Lauren McLean received 46% of the vote, while incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter got 30%. Since neither candidate received more than 50%, there will be a runoff election on Dec. 3.

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