It’s the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of the people matched with our resources that create wealth and prosperity. I will work to reform regulations that hinder economic development. While we’re blessed by our large producers in the city, we must also encourage small business startups, see startups move to viability, and see viable businesses grow. Nampa has a proud heritage of building and serving that will continue in even more exciting ways as the economy evolves. Our technical institutes, institutions of learning, and other programs are training the future workforce. Nampa has a lot to offer and is primed for continued economic growth and increased wages.
Recent job growth and future job growth for Nampa has and will exceed the national average. We are growing. As such, we must maintain diversification in future land use and make sure that new growth is balanced to meet all of our needs. We need to think about the long-term benefits and liabilities of how we grow as it pertains to maintenance of our infrastructure. We only get to grow once, so we must be smart to assure a sustainable and resilient Nampa for the next generations.
Nampa’s police and fire departments have provided excellent service to the community, often in challenging circumstances. Crime is down and criminals know Nampa is not a place to mess around. As Nampa grows, we must maintain a proportional scale with police and fire to make sure that response times remain prompt and that sufficient resources are allocated to keep crime low and the public safe. Public safety is a primary role for local government, and the cost of not investing wisely far exceeds the cost of prudent stewardship to assure our citizens are protected from harm.
Quality of Life
With golfing, parks, ponds, the green belt, biking, and more, Nampa is truly a gem when it comes to recreation and quality of life. As Nampa grows, we must be careful to preserve our unique features that make Nampa a beautiful place to live. We are an active community. We must also make sure future parks and recreational activities meet the demands of the city. Our sports leagues will continue to grow and need space to use for practice and games. If Nampa is to remain an active and healthy community, we must value and protect all the assets that foster a healthy, recreational lifestyle.
Why I'm Running for Nampa City Council
I'm running for city council because I love Nampa. And what I mean by Nampa is the people, the families, the institutions, the civic clubs, the sports leagues, individuals living out their respective vocations, all loving their neighbor in unique ways through the exchange of various goods and services that cultivate greater and greater flourishing. I love the neighborly acts of charity that manifest compassion and benevolence to those in need. I love the maturity seen in a virtuous people who are able to govern themselves and arbitrate conflicts with prudence. I believe that Nampa will thrive as people are allowed to reach their highest potential in their voluntary pursuits. I'm running for city council to assure that essential services, public safety, and infrastructure are prioritized in order to provide the ecosystem that allows our community to flourish. I want to see my 5 children and future grandchildren call Nampa home -- and I'm running for city council because I want to see all of our children and grandchildren call Nampa home.
Nampa is a people more than a place, and every person possesses inalienable rights and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, from womb to tomb. Our rights are pre-political; they existed prior to government. Government doesn't confer rights, but government exists to protect such inalienable rights. I will oppose measures that intrude into the natural rights of the people.
Our liberties aren't absolute. We don't possess the right to harm, injure, steal, slander, deprive others of their natural rights. Ordered liberty is only possible with justice, and justice requires the rule of law. The rule of law requires deputized servants who serve all citizens, rich and poor, punishing those who do evil. In order to assure a just community and ordered liberty, I will support the maintenance and necessary growth of public safety as a fundamental and necessary role of local government.
Because we possess unique gifts, talents, and passions, the happiness of the person and the overall flourishing of the society is best served when our voluntary pursuits are unhindered by government. Government is supposed to stay out of the way, only stepping in one person's pursuits interfere with the welfare of others. People are happier when government doesn't exceed its role in the lives of the citizens. Flourishing is maximized when voluntarism and economic and vocational freedom are maximized. I will oppose the intrusion of government into the spheres of our shared civic life that function best without government interference.
Why I Think I'll Be A Good Fit
Faith and Family
Among the Community
Educator and Communicator
The Hogaboam Nampa City Council Campaign has received the endorsement of Steve Yates, former Heritage Foundation policy contributor, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice-President, and chairman of the Idaho Republican Party, among other roles. He’s currently a candidate for Idaho Lieutenant Governor. Yates: “Rick exemplifies the attributes I admire most in politics and real Read more about Rick Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Steve Yates[…]
The Hogaboam City Council campaign received another endorsement from a state legislator, this time from Sen. Todd Lakey, who represents Nampa in District 12. Sen. Lakey also served as Canyon County Commissioner. Hogaboam: “I’ve supported and followed Sen. Lakey’s work in the Statehouse. He has gone to bat for religious liberty, government transparency and ethics, Read more about Idaho Senator, Todd Lakey, Endorses Rick Hogaboam For Nampa City Council[…]
The Hogaboam Nampa City Council campaign has received the endorsement of Nampa City Councilman, Bruce Skaug. Hogaboam: “Councilman Bruce Skaug has done a great job. He’s been a huge asset for our city and has also reached out in numerous ways to help people in need. I remember this past winter how he was driving Read more about Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Councilman Bruce Skaug[…]
Everyone’s invited to gather at The Century Clubhouse (123 17th Ave S, Nampa, ID) on October 2, 7-8 pm, for a Hogaboam City Council Campaign meet-n-greet. The gathering will feature appetizers (spring rolls) and Thai iced tea (from the Monsoon Asian Grill). Rick will share a message, “Human Flourishing in the City, Suburbs, and Farms: Read more about Hogaboam Nampa City Council Campaign Meet-n-Greet Scheduled for Oct. 2[…]
The Hogaboam City Council campaign has received another endorsement from an Idaho legislator, this time from Sen. Jeff Agenbroad. Sen. Agenbroad has served the community in various capacities, including past chairman, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa; past vice chairman, Nampa Chamber of Commerce; past president, Snake River Stampede. Hogaboam: “Thanks to Sen. Agenbroad for Read more about Rick Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Idaho Senator, Jeff Agenbroad […]
The Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council
The Hogaboam City Council campaign received the full support of the Snake River Building Contractors Association today, receiving an endorsement and a financial donation. Hogaboam: “The Snake River Valley BCA’s commitment to and advocacy of property rights, low taxes, equitable impact fees, and fiscal responsibility mean a lot for our community, and I appreciate that Read more about The Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association Endorses Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council […]
The Hogaboam city council campaign is proud to receive an endorsement from Jason Herring, a dynamic leader in the Treasure Valley. Jason Herring serves as the state director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and head of ministry outreach for Stanton Healthcare (affiliations listed for identification purposes only). He has been actively involved in ministry Read more about Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Jason Herring[…]
Trade with S. Korea has benefited Idaho. Our export economy is in the billions, and S. Korea is a top 5 destination. The parameters of our trade deals create predictability for investment, production, and job creation. I support trade with S. Korea and Idaho’s economic growth. While constructive engagement is always needed to refine trade Read more about Trade With South Korea Is Good For Idaho’s Economy […]
Mike Fonseca, a local hip-hop artist known as Fenix Reborn and Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa (identification purposes only), is supporting Rick Hogaboam for Nampa city council. Hogaboam: “Mike is such a vital part of Nampa as an artist and in his job. He glorifies God with his art, pointing Read more about Hogaboam Receives Support From Local Artist And Community Leader, Mike Fonseca (aka Fenix Reborn)[…]
The Hogaboam campaign has received the support of another small business owner in Matt Masiewicz of Atlantis Pool and Spa: “As a small business that operates out of Nampa, it’s important to have city leaders to have your back. That is why we support Rick Hogaboam for city council. I have known Rick for 10 Read more about Thanks, Atlantis Pool and Spa, For Your Support[…]