Rebecca Arnold and Sara Baker were re-elected on November 6, 2012 and
Jim Hansen was elected to a first term on the ACHD Commission. A majority the ACHD Commission seats -- Districts 1, 2 and 5 --
were on the General Election ballot.
District 1 generally takes in Southeast Ada County, following
Interstate 84, Federal Way and Warm Springs Avenue from downtown east to
the county line. District 2 covers the central portion of the county,
running west of downtown along the I-84 corridor and mostly south of
Ustick Road. District 5 covers the northwest area of the county, running
generally north of Ustick and up to the Boise River. Please see this
- Jim Hansen
- Carol Ann McKee
- Neil Piispanen
- Rebecca Arnold
- John M. Carver
To meet legal requirements for equal population distribution between
voting districts, the Commission adopted new voting district
April 25, 2012 to redraw the lines for the 2012 election.
Voters cast ballots for the Commission seat representing the area
where they live. In each race, the candidate getting the most votes will
be the winner -- a majority is not required.
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 $1,728. The president of the Commission, chosen
annually from among the Commissioners, receives an additional $347 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
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
The last day to file to run for an ACHD seat and appear on the ballot
was August 8,
2012, and those wishing to run as write-in candidates had until
September 21, 2012 to file. Please see this list of key
dates for the election.
If you need additional information about the ACHD Commission election, please contact
Stephanie Blake, Secretary of the Commission, at 387-6110 or at