“I have been actively involved and fully engaged in the Garden City community for 14 years, serving in many capacities not only as a City Council member and member of the state legislature but as a volunteer in numerous local committees and organizations. My passion is truly with local government and I am very excited to move forward with this chapter of my life.”
The Garden City Democrat has a bachelor’s degree in business management. She was a senior manager at a natural gas utility company prior to moving to Idaho.
She served as assistant minority leader in the Idaho House of Representatives and is currently a member of the Garden City Planning & Zoning Board and the Library Foundation Board.
“When I first ran for the council in 2005, I pledged that I would emphasize four areas: proper redevelopment in the city; support for local community policing; more citizen access to elected officials; and strengtening of the city’s fiscal resources. I have kept that pledge in the past and will do so in the future as Garden City continues to evolve as a vibrant and vigorous residential and business community.”
Souza, 45, has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. He is principal and co-founder of Riverside Associates Financial Group, an affiliate of Raymond James Financial Services.
Souza was council president in 2008 and 2009. He has served on the city’s Parks & Waterways Committee and is currently vice chairman of the Garden City Urban Renewal Agency.
Also seeking re-election Nov. 5 are Councilwoman Kathleen Simko and Mayor John Evans.