Happenings

Dr. Christian Esh’s Letter in Support of Rick Hogaboam for Nampa City Council 

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 Receives Endorsement of Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association 

 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 […]

Rick Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Steve Yates

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[…]

Idaho Senator, Todd Lakey, Endorses Rick Hogaboam For Nampa City Council

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[…]

Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Councilman Bruce Skaug

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[…]

Hogaboam Nampa City Council Campaign Meet-n-Greet Scheduled for Oct. 2

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[…]

Rick Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Idaho Senator, Jeff Agenbroad 

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 […]

Hogaboam Receives Endorsement From Jason Herring

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 South Korea Is Good For Idaho’s Economy 

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 […]

Hogaboam Receives Support From Local Artist And Community Leader, Mike Fonseca (aka Fenix Reborn)

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)[…]

Throwback to Young Republican Days

#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. 

Hogaboam Receives Support of Local Leader, Jordan Hodges

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[…]

Hogaboam Receives More Nampa Business Support From Island Kine Grinds Owners

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[…]

Hogaboam Receives Endorsement of Idaho Representative, John Vander Woude 

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 […]

Hogaboam Receives Support From Luke Duncan, Nampa Business Owner

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[…]

#ThrowbackThursday What Kind of Community Will We Be?

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

Rick Hogaboam City Council Fried Chicken Fundraiser Dinner at The Tower Grill

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[…]

The Hogaboam campaign strongly denounces the hatred exhibited in Charlottesville tonight

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[…]

Rick Hogaboam Receives Support From Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney

The Rick Hogaboam Nampa City Council Campaign received the endorsement today from Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney: “I’ve always known Rick to be an advocate for families. On the city council, he will make sure that Nampa continues to be a fantastic place to raise a family.” Hogaboam, “Representative Chaney has done a great job representing Read more about Rick Hogaboam Receives Support From Idaho Representative, Greg Chaney[…]

What Food Trucks Tell Us About Land Use and Human Flourishing

The owner of the Lamai Thai food truck is making great use of overbuilt parking space off the boulevard. (BTW, congrats to Myatts for the move.) She also spent thousands of dollars to tap into water and electricity. She told me something like $10,000 for water. That’s a large investment for a food truck! And Read more about What Food Trucks Tell Us About Land Use and Human Flourishing[…]