Council President Pro Tem Patrick Bageant

Patrick Bageant stands in front of Boise City Hall

Patrick Bageant grew up mostly off the grid – often without running water or a phone line – in the woods of North Idaho near Plummer and Moscow. Later, Patrick graduated from the University of Idaho, where he was the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences distinguished graduating senior, and worked as a municipal firefighter, EMT, and helicopter rappeler for the U.S. Forest Service. While fighting wildfires and leading rescue missions across the west, Patrick was recognized for his leadership in emergencies. This included his work in rescuing four people trapped in an underwater van, delivering life-saving medical care to three victims of a backcountry plane crash, and leading the team first-on-scene to a quadruple-fatality helicopter crash.

Patrick holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He received the Jamison Prize upon graduation and then served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Patrick now provides legal counsel across the country and has tried cases to federal juries, arbitrators, and the International Trade Commission. His legal expertise includes intellectual property disputes, fraud or Ponzi schemes, and other finance and business matters. In 2016, Bageant received the Washington State Bar’s Pro Bono Publico award for his dedication to providing free legal services to indigent and disadvantaged persons.

Outside of the office, Patrick is an enthusiastic guitar player, woodworker, and archery hunter. He cares deeply about Idaho and, for at least a portion of each day on any week, you are likely to find him and his bird dogs Tig and Coach somewhere between five feet and file miles past the end of a dirt road in Idaho’s portion of the upper great basin.

When not enjoying the outdoors, Patrick devotes his free time to his wife and daughter, and to supporting people, charities, and organizations that are working to build a more just future for everyone who lives here. He believes that Boise’s well-earned reputation and quality of life are worth defending – we all are legacy heirs of selfless community builders dating to before Idaho’s Territorial days, and that we owe it to the next generation to carry that tradition forward.

A graduate of Leadership Boise and named one of the Treasure Valley's "Accomplished Under 40," Patrick Bageant serves on various boards, including the Treasure Valley Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dogs Association, and the University of Idaho's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences' Advisory Council.

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