Many of you know my family has a long legacy of service in Idaho Falls. My father, Jim Freeman, and my grandfather, Russell Freeman, both served on the City Council for a combined 34 years. Many changes have occurred in Idaho Falls over the years, but the need for capable leaders with a vision for the future and an appreciation of the past is essential. I have been honored to serve for the past four years and humbly ask for your support to continue the progress our City has made.
I have the demeanor and willingness to serve, and I am humbly inviting you to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference.
A VIBRANT, WELCOMING AND SAFE CITY IN WHICH TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
After 26 years working for the Idaho Falls Fire Department and four years on City Council, I have an excellent understanding of the issues facing our city. We have accomplished numerous advances during my time on Council including securing funding for the soon-to-be-constructed Law Enforcement Complex, additions to the Idaho Falls Zoo, expansion of the Idaho Falls Regional Airport, the continuing build-out of our fiber network, restoration of the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts, and many others—but there are many needs still unaddressed. I am confident that I can continue to be a driving force to move Idaho Falls forward.
Since retiring from the Idaho Falls Fire Department in 2012, I have been very involved in civic service and began the journey to learn more about the challenges facing Idaho Falls. I previously served on the Mayor’s Citizen Review Committee, the Golf Advisory Board, and I currently serve as the Chair of the Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization. I remain committed to bringing insight and common-sense ideas from the people to the Idaho Falls City Council and feel my best efforts are to try and create effective change at the local level.
I am a steadfast advocate of our Police and Fire Departments. I consider public safety our foremost mission as a city. I also support sensible economic development and will work to keep Idaho Falls progressing as a retail hub and energy leader. I strongly support the College of Eastern Idaho and a robust Parks and Recreation system as our citizens consistently express how important this is to them. I believe our cultural and arts community enhance our quality of life and add to the vibrancy of our city. Our future is bright, and we can continue to have a beautiful, livable city if we elect leaders willing to address today’s needs while planning for the future.
Please vote November 2, 2021 and help me continue a legacy of service.