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Mon., Jan. 10, 2011, 1:44 p.m.

Harwoods: New House power couple

Carole and Dick Harwood in the Idaho House. Dick Harwood is in his sixth term; Carole Harwood is serving as a substitute for new Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Kellogg. (Betsy Russell)
Carole and Dick Harwood in the Idaho House. Dick Harwood is in his sixth term; Carole Harwood is serving as a substitute for new Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Kellogg. (Betsy Russell)

The Idaho Legislature has a new power couple - Dick and Carole Harwood. Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, is a sixth-term District 2 representative. Now his wife Carole is in the House chamber too, filling in for newly elected Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Kellogg, whose husband is ill. "Maybe we set a record," Carole Harwood said with a smile - spouses serving in the House representing the same district. She said McMillan just called her to ask her to sub yesterday. "As I was leaving the house, I got a call," Carole Harwood said. "I'm available as long as she needs me."

Mrs. Harwood hasn't held elective office before, other than a past stint as Republican Party chair for Benewah county. She's now the treasurer.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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