Posts tagged: ' House District 5
David Larsen: After having read (Bob Nonini’s) responses to the Cd’A Chamber of Commerce Candidate Questionnaire and comparing them to mine, it became apparent that Bob’s remarks about his elders are based on the obvious fact that we have simply forgotten more than he ever knew! I wonder if his comments will result in his being taken off Frank Henderson’s Christmas card list!!
Question: Is the main problem with the Idaho Legislature the high average age of the solons or the political dominance of one party? Or do you see either to be a problem?
In his reply to a Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce question (“What qualifies you over others for the elected office you are seeking?”), state Rep. Bob Nonini writes: “I am actively running my insurance practice and my opponent is a retired school teacher. The Idaho Legislature has the second highest percentage of age 65 year olds or older that are retired. I believe that high of percentage of retired persons is not healthy in creating state laws. Those retired people are no longer dealing with the everyday issues that affect businesses.” A supporter of Nonini’s opponent e-mails Huckleberries Online to say: “I think Bob Nonini is bordering on ‘age-ism’ trash talk about Dave Larsen being too old to help make legislation.” Nonini, of course, serves in House District 5 with octagenarian Frank Henderson.
Question: Do you think Nonini’s statement is age-ist — or simply stating the facts?