Mike Masterson announces campaign for Boise Mayor

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He was once the police chief in Boise. Now he wants to be mayor.

Mike Masterson officially announced his campaign at the Boise Depot Tuesday joined by supporters.

Among the most prominent was veteran city council member and retired Democratic State Senator Maryanne Jordan.

Masterson retired as Boise Police Chief in 2015 after leading the department for ten years.

Masterson says as mayor he will wants to tackle extreme housing costs, create a better relationship with the police department, and restore transparency to city government.