Hello, I'm Lee Lay, I am one of you.  I am no longer a candidate, please vote for Dave Litster for seat 4, I endorse him fully.

This is not a slick p.r. campaign.

        I do not intend to manipulate you with cool advertising and design;  mislead you with half-truths hiding my political intentions.  I am what you see in the picture.  A husband, father,construction worker, volunteer, and business owner who lives in Boise and loves it.  I  am running a grass roots campaign with Dan Dunham and Lucas Baumbach to take back Boise. I 'm bald and I have crooked teeth.  I am not a rich man or a pretty boy but I know what is right and how to get things done.  I am not a sinless man, however I have learned from my mistakes and try to use those lessons to better myself.  My interest in City Council is out of a desire to serve you, because I really do like to help others.  I don't have a degree but I'll put my experience up against anyones degree any time, any where.
    I am a rugged individual. I will be your humble servant.  I have a few Ideas which I think will solve some problems.  I know my responsibility is to listen to you and help you when I can,  not tell you what I think is best for you and then shove it down your throat.  I epitomize the "can do" spirit, but working alone to achieve your goals is hard. 
     Please join me.  Let's help each other help ourselves. Boise is the best place on earth with the best people in it, you know it and I know it. We can make it better, lots better. 

Here is a brief bio on me, if your interested.

    I'm a 1971 vintage raised in Northern Nevada, around Carson City, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe and Dayton.  Son of a school teacher and an idaho native (not a blackfoot indian) from Firth (I helped my uncle move pipe during summers there a little).  I spent  a lot of time hiking in the foothills and mountains behind my house in Dayton plinking with .22s and getting into mischief.  
     I went to High School at Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove/ Lake Tahoe  Nevada where my dad taught school.  I am the oldest of 7 children.  I was married to my high school sweetheart a year after I  graduated high school.  My first daughter was born the following year.  I worked hard as a 19 year old father to support my family and I have tried to work hard ever since.  I now have five daughters and to my suprise the same wife (poor woman) 19 years later.
     Hard times made us move to Texas where I learned about free-way building and how bad big cities were to live in.  After four years I had to find a way back to the mountains I loved to be near.  That part  of Texas was just bad for a guy who used to live in the mountains and drink water from canyon springs. 
     Another uncle lived in Eagle so I moved here and was introduced to Boise lifestyle.  I became a miner and excavation foreman over time and eventually started my own company.   Atlas Earthmoving.  "We could move the world if we had a place to put it."  has been started and failed 2 going on three times.  I have gone bankrupt in my pursuit of the american dream but;  "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger".  
     So, I have fine leadership skills and can do anything if I have a pocket-knife and some bailing wire or duct tape.  This includes fix the city council.
 Mission Statement

      I will reduce Boise City government by reducing demand for government.  The demand will be reduced by promoting individual freedom and recognizing our individual responsibilities to our fellow man. 
       In a Free Market, Demand and Supply will always correlate with each other.  Irresponsible behavior by government, business, special interests and individuals has increased the demand for government as people have been unable to learn to take care of themselves and their fellow man personally.  Politicians have reacted to supply the demand creating bureaucracy and waste in all levels of government.   Irresponsibility results from a lack of freedom to learn ones personal moral duty in society and ability to exercise ones freedom.
       True freedom is not selfish; it empowers and creates social, economic and moral wealth on an exponentially greater level than exist now or has ever existed in this country. 
       I reconfirm the value of a constitutional democratic republic where Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of true happiness are the most important rights that can be attained physically on the earth. 
       I will aggressively pursue true happiness and freedom for all, through law making, amendment, and legitimate occupation of the position of Boise City Councilman.
Ethics Code
    I shall be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Thoughtful, Cheerful, Thrifty, Clean, Brave, Reverent, and Vigilant.  (Thank you, Sir Baden Powell modified from the Scout Law, Boy Scouts of America)
Responsibility as a Councilman.
     On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to my country, to help other people at all times and to follow my ethics code, to keep myself physically prepared, mentally awake and morally straight so that I can serve the people of Boise.  (Modified from the Scout Oath)