Endorsed by the Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association and supported by over 35 local businesses. It’s the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of the people matched with our resources that create wealth and prosperity. I’m working 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.
Endorsed by Nampa Firefighters (Local 804). Nampa’s police and fire departments have provided excellent service to the community, often in challenging circumstances. 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. As a Councilmember, I’ve advocated for appropriate revenue allocation from new growth to support public safety.
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. I’ve supported our parks and the expansion of pathways as a Councilmember.
I was asked to be one of three judges for the YEAH! Iron Chef contest with the amazing, aspiring chefs in our local schools. It was yummy! It took place at Skyview High School. It was great enjoying the food and interacting with this group of aspiring chefs. Nampa’s future is bright!
I toured Plexus this week. They employ around 750 here at the Nampa location and do a lot more than most realize. This thriving global company is a big part of Nampa and has a bright future. They’re also hiring, if you’re looking for work, so contact them if you’re interested.
I was invited to speak this morning at the Treasure Valley Kiwanis Club. Thankful for what they do to make our community a better place.
I was honored to be asked to share a few words about the importance of mental health and substance abuse and addiction recovery at the ribbon-cutting for Ashwood Recovery. It’s good to know that more and more resources are available to help people overcome destructive addictions.
Well, this is the first of what I hope to be a monthly occurrence: a “monthly” newsletter (more like a blogpost, but you get the idea). It’s basically a recap of happenings from the month. I like to write, so this will be a joyful task. I hope you enjoy it and find the time Read more about January 2018 Newsletter[…]
The deadline for letters to the editor on the upcoming election on Nov. 7 to the local paper has already passed. This was a letter that Dr. Esh sent after the deadline and then shared with me so it could be published in some capacity. I’m thankful for his kind words. I admire and respect Read more about Dr. Christian Esh’s Letter in Support of Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council […]
Some Thoughts on Growth, Impact Fees, a Stronger Economy, Lower Taxes, Scalability, and Sustainability
I want to provide a more comprehensive explanation on impact fees related to new development, whether new growth is paying for itself, and affordable housing. I support expanding the tax base through managed growth. It’s a win-win proposition for taxpayers and services if we do it right. We have a window of opportunity to scale Read more about Some Thoughts on Growth, Impact Fees, a Stronger Economy, Lower Taxes, Scalability, and Sustainability[…]
Rick Hogaboam has received the endorsement of local state representative, Rick Youngblood. Hogaboam: “Rep. Youngblood has served Nampa with integrity. We’ve had some constructive conversations about the needs of our community and ways in which we can better serve the people. I’m honored to have his support.”
Rick Hogaboam has received the endorsement of Idaho Chooses Life for his commitment to a community that values the sanctity of life. Hogaboam: “I’m honored by the endorsement and support of Idaho Chooses Life. People who know me well know that I’m absolutely comittted to a community that values the sanctitify of life.”
The Hogaboam City Council campaign has received the support of the Snake River Building Contractors Association. 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 my commitment to these core principles are Read more about Rick Hogaboam Receives Endorsement of Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association […]
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 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[…]
#Throwback to 2000. I was a young Republican and met with Bush 43 and Laura in San Diego. I supported W. in the primaries and even did an interview with a local TV station on his behalf. Feels like a lifetime ago. Say what you want about his politics, W. and Laura were classy folks.
The Hogaboam City Council campaign is excited to receive the support of Jordan Hodges, a prominent leader in the community. Hogaboam: “Jordan has a remarkable story about God’s transforming love in his life that has personally inspired me and many others in our community. He’s a dynamic leader who loves this community and has impacted Read more about Hogaboam Receives Support of Local Leader, Jordan Hodges[…]
Rick Hogaboam has received the support of Nampa business owners (Island Kine Grinds), Ludi and Renus Domingo. Hogaboam: “Renus and Ludi chose Nampa and built this business with dedication and hard work. From the old location with only 4 tables to their new location, the incremental growth is a reminder to us that hard work Read more about Hogaboam Receives More Nampa Business Support From Island Kine Grinds Owners[…]
Rick Hogaboam has received the support of another Idaho legislator in Rep. John Vander Woude. He’s the Majority Caucus Chair in the Idaho legislature and has also been involved in our community by serving 16 years on the Nampa Christian School Board. He also served as a board member of the United Dairymen of Idaho, Read more about Hogaboam Receives Endorsement of Idaho Representative, John Vander Woude […]
Rick Hogaboam has received the support of another Nampa small business owner in Luke Duncan of 8-Bit + Gaming, which specializes in disk restoration services and retro to modern gaming. It’s located in north Nampa on 219 11th Ave. North. For more information about this business, visit: https://www.facebook.com/EightBitPlus/ For the growing list of endorsements, visit Read more about Hogaboam Receives Support From Luke Duncan, Nampa Business Owner[…]
I got to attend the first day of school and dedication of the new, repaired slide this morning at Zion Lutheran School. Zion is a fine institution that’s served families in Nampa and beyond for many years. Their slide is an iconic part of Nampa, and it was great to see it go back up Read more about The Slide is Back at Zion Lutheran School![…]
I volunteered as a coach for several years for the Challenger Division of Little League. I loved working with all of these precious humans, filled with equal dignity and intrinsic worth. People with special needs only require special love. What kind of community will we be? #ThrowbackThursday
September 6, 6-8pm @ The Tower Grill (105 Municipal Dr., Nampa, ID 83687). Come enjoy some of Nampa’s finest fried chicken at The Tower Grill, meet Rick Hogaboam and other supporters, and contribute to his city council campaign. $15 per person (includes meal). Cash or checks only. Donations over $15 will help benefit Rick Hogaboam’s Read more about Rick Hogaboam City Council Fried Chicken Fundraiser Dinner at The Tower Grill[…]
August 12, 2017 Nampa, ID: The Rick Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight. Hogaboam: “My grandpa volunteered to fight in WWII to defeat Nazism. He taught me to love and embrace others, and he modeled it in his personal life. While we’re a country that protects free speech, I absolutely hate and Read more about The Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight[…]