Born at St. Luke’s in downtown Boise, Brady has had the good fortune of calling Idaho his home since the very beginning. His fondest childhood memories include waking up to an early morning sunrise to see the hot air balloons at the Boise River Festival, spending summers floating down the Boise River, enjoying local art at the many street fairs that Boise has during the year, and waiting all summer for the Western Idaho Fair (mainly for the ice cream potato).
Throughout his life, his passion to serve has guided and grounded him. As a first-generation college student studying political science at the University of Idaho, he worked as a coordinator in the Center of Volunteerism and Social Action. In that role, he encouraged students to get involved at the local, national, and international level. At that time, he led a group of students to Peru where they taught English and assisted in the construction of two primary schools. He also spent a semester working as a teaching assistant in the Plummer-Worley School District on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. As a senior, he was recognized for his deep community involvement and service to others, earning the Guy and Grace Wicks Memorial Award as the male student of the year and the University of Idaho 2015 Outstanding Senior Award for academic success, student involvement, and leadership.
After he graduated from college, he interned with United States Senator Mike Crapo in his Boise office. He received and responded to constituent calls and letters, and better understood the concerns and values that Idahoans share. Additionally, Brady served in the United States Peace Corps from 2016 to 2018 teaching English in a remote village in Cambodia. After having served abroad for two years, he is excited to be back home where he can continue serving others right here in the City of Trees. He currently works for a tech company in BoDo that helps startup companies grow and expand their own businesses.
Why I’m Running
As Boise continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, many folks are both excited and concerned about the future of our community. I also am excited and worried. I want to fight on behalf of our less privileged neighbors who are living in poverty. I want to fight for equitable access to public open spaces. I will support policies and programs that ease the congestion of our roads and promote affordable housing so that everyone’s quality of life will improve — to create a pathway for sustainable growth.
Despite the concerns that come with a growing city, I believe in the future of Boise. I believe that our local government must prepare for not just today and tomorrow, but also a decade down the road. Only then will we ensure the success of our city for now and for generations to come. This means we must protect our open spaces and community gathering places, plan out future transportation needs, invest in affordable housing, and, ultimately, design a city that allows for a more efficient, smarter urban lifestyle. By doing this, I believe that we will be on our way to building an even stronger and brighter community. I believe that if we work together we can build a fuller future for everyone.