David H. Bieter (born November 1, 1959) has served as mayor of Boise, Idaho since 2004. Bieter was born in Boise and graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 1978. He earned a bachelor's degree in international studies from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Idaho. Mayor Bieter is the brother of John Bieter, professor of history at Boise State University.
In 1999 Bieter was appointed to the Idaho House of Representatives to succeed his late father, Pat Bieter, in District 19 (north Boise). Bieter was elected to a full term in 2000 and reelected in 2002.
In 2003 Bieter was elected Boise mayor in a nonpartisan contest, defeating Republican Party activist Chuck Winder and Ada County Sheriff Vaughn Killeen. He was reelected in 2007 with 64 percent of the vote, defeating city councilman Jim Tibbs.
Bieter is a Democrat, and was an early supporter of Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. It had been speculated Bieter might emerge as a Democratic candidate for Governor of Idaho in 2010; however, he declined to file as a candidate.
Bieter's biography from the City of Boise's website: http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Mayor/CityCouncil/page934.aspx