About Caleb

Caleb for Boise City CouncilCaleb Hansen is a hard working small business owner and community leader. He is a dedicated advocate for affordability, livability, community engagement, and creating and maintaining a city which is safe and welcoming to all residents regardless of race, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion, past military service, and immigration status. In 2016 Caleb was entrusted with one of four key roles leading the largest political caucus in the nation's history. He has worked successfully to open the political process and has volunteered his time helping to protect the sovereignty of Tribal Nations. Caleb has worked as a leader in Idaho's Add the Words movement, doing education, lobbying, advocacy and activism to end discrimination against gay and transgender Idahoans. In 2016 Caleb served on the national credentials committee at the Democratic National Convention, ensuring participation by delegates of all political backgrounds, including Independent voters whose credentials were then challenged as part of the process. Caleb lives within the area of impact of the F35 fighter jets and the home he has rented for the past three years would, like many homes, have to be condemned. As a candidate he is concerned that politics is taking precedence over the potential long term impact to neighborhoods across the city who will experience noise on a level previously unknown to the area. Caleb feels that one of the biggest challenges Boise faces is maintaining the affordability which keeps our city livable for tens of thousands. From increasing public transportation and low cost housing options, to addressing high property tax levels, and the need for fines and fees scaled to income, it is time for the city to better focus on improving wages and the economy by promoting local businesses. The issue of affordability needs to be a priority for Boise now in ways it has never been before.