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Former Boise Police chief discusses his decision to run for mayor

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Lacey Daley
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Boise State Public Radio

The November election is six months away and already the race for Boise mayor is heating up.

Former Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson has tossed his hat into the ring for the job, giving current Boise Mayor Lauren McLean some competition. Masterson retired as police chief in 2015 and our Morning Edition host George Prentice wanted to find out why he wanted to be mayor of Idaho’s capital city.

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