Meridian Elections: Robert Simison will retain the office of Mayor

Simison grabbed almost 70% of the Meridian vote in the two-man race.
Meridian Mayor Robert Simison speaking at the Discovery park phase 2 opening in 2023
Posted at 10:20 AM, Nov 08, 2023

MERIDIAN, Idaho — In unofficial results, incumbent Mayor of Meridian Robert Simison will retain his office for the next four years.

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Simison received 12,848 votes, which accounts for almost 70 percent of the election's voters.

He defeated his challenger Mike Hon, who received 5,602 votes, which accounted for just over 30% of the voters.

Simison built his lead early off absentee voting and early voting, receiving almost 83% and 72% of those ballots, respectively.

He maintained his lead on election day, receiving 8,298 votes on Tuesday.

In other Meridian Elections, City Council District 2 unofficial results show Elizabeth Strader having the lead over Brad Hoaglun by 109 votes. That accounts for just over a 4% difference.

In Meridian City Council District 3, Doug Taylor defeated Bill Chandler by almost 1,000 votes.

In City Council District 5, Anne Little Roberts took home 2,146 votes which accounted for 62.4% of voters. Roberts defeated opponent Todd Ebeling.