June 1st Update

Robert’s Update

We are off and running!

We have been hard at work for several months, but this past week was our official campaign kickoff. The rain stayed away, the energy was high, and the turnout exceeded expectations. Everyone — our supporters, volunteers, friends and more — came to boost the campaign and learn more about why I’m running for Mayor. Thanks to everyone who made it possible – the event organizers, sponsors, ice-cream scoopers and more.

There were a lot of families in attendance, too. That is what this campaign is all about – keeping Meridian a community built around families and providing what we need to thrive. We want sound job wages, reduced commute times, great parks, responsible growth, schools which aren’t overcrowded and roads that aren’t congested. I am committed to meeting those goals.

Couldn’t attend? No problem — you can watch a video of my remarks here.

As part of the kickoff, we also launched our campaign website, simisonformeridian.com. Here, people can learn more about me, why I’m running, and the issues that are important in this election. Take a look!

With summer upon us, we will be attending several community events, interacting with voters and sharing our message for Meridian. If you ever have an event you think I should be at, a neighbor who wants to talk, or an idea you want to share, please email me here.

To stay more informed about the campaign, please follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter personal / campaign accounts.

Thanks for your continued interest and support!

Campaign Kickoff

We want to thank those who elevated our campaign kickoff in Generations Plaza to great heights. Sista Sarah and Pocket of Bones played live music, Deja Brew served terrific food and gave away some free or discounted coffees, Heritage Hop Haus provided adult beverages and the campaign served root beer floats. This would not have happened without our kickoff sponsors!

Dan Basalone
Deja Brew Laugh a Latte
Dynamite Marketing
Heritage Hop Haus
James Fullinwider
John Forsberg
Lori Jones
Meridian Automotive
Mike Ruffner
Pacific Companies
Retail West
Rod Linja
The Vault

Social Media


Social Media will continue to play a bigger and bigger role in this campaign. If you haven’t followed the campaign yet, we encourage you to do so by liking simisonformeridian on our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. You can also follow Robert on his personal  and campaign Twitter accounts. If you are following, thank you.

You can also invite your friends (who live/work/play in Meridian and the Treasure Valley) to like these same pages. Individually invite them so they, too, can learn more about Robert and the campaign. These simple steps are some of the easiest and best ways you can help the campaign today!

Backyard Fundraiser on Ten Mile Creek

Thursday, June 13
5:30 – 8:30 pm
2235 SE 5 Way, Meridian

$25 Suggested Donation

Event Sponsors

Charlie and Nancy Rountree
David and Renee Zaremba
Chuck and Dianne Winder
Gary and Angela Raney
Tammy and Jan de Weerd
Brad and Chandos Hoaglun
Mike Vuittonet
Phil and Angela McGrane
Kent and Rina Goldthorpe

To RSVP, please click here or our Facebook Events Page here.
For more information call 208-999-7510 or email info@simisonformeridian.com.

Calling All Volunteers!

This will be a fun event! Families will be gathering beforehand, then walking as a group alongside Robert’s car in the parade.

To participate, please submit a volunteer form here. Midway down the form, let us know the desired t-shirt size. Deadline: Please submit the form by 5pm Wednesday, June 12.

Even if you don’t want to walk in the parade, we’d still love to have you as a volunteer. Click here to join our winning team today!

Upcoming Events

Backyard Fundraiser on Ten Mile Creek
Thursday, June 13
5:30 – 8:30 pm
2235 SE 5 Way, Meridian

Dairy Days Parade
Saturday, June 22
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Street

Paid, Simison for Meridian Gary Raney, Treasurer
PO Box 971 Meridian, ID 83680
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