|Name||David H. Bieter|
Boise, Idaho , United States
|Last Modifed||Summer Intern|
Dec 04, 2004 01:07pm
|Info||David H. Bieter was elected to a four-year term as Boise's Mayor in November 2003 and was sworn into office on January 6, 2004. |
A native and lifelong resident of Boise, he graduated in 1978 from Bishop Kelly High School, where he was student body president, an honor student and an all-conference football player. He earned his bachelor's degree in International Studies from The College of St. Thomas, where he made the dean's list, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for labor law.
He gained expertise in municipal issues as civil counsel to Bonner County in Sandpoint and as civil prosecutor and land-use specialist in the Ada County Prosecutor's Office. In the latter capacity, and later as a private attorney, he successfully argued several cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.
He was chosen to assume his father's seat in the Idaho House of Representatives following Pat Bieter's untimely death in 1999. Voters elected him to a full term in November 2000. In five sessions in the Capitol, he served with distinction, sponsoring legislation establishing the Promise Scholarship and another guaranteeing a minimum wage for farmworkers.
Mayor Bieter has served as an ex officio member of the Downtown Business Association and a member of the Catholic Charities of Idaho social action committee. He also has extensive ties to the city's Basque community, having founded the Boise Basque Choir, performed with the Basque dance troupe, and served as a board member of the Basque Center and Basque Charities. He has been married to his wife, Julia, for five years.
Source: Official Biography - City of Boise, ID Website