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Cheryl Stransky

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 2 in the 2012 Idaho General Election

Party: Democrat

City: Dalton Gardens, Idaho

Occupation: retired school counselor

On this race: “I sense that people are ready for a reasoned representative.” Wants to focus on education quality and tax fairness. Opposes “Students Come First” school reform laws; supports expansion of Medicaid. “State mandates that single out women with respect to their medical procedures and decisions are an unacceptable intrusion into the lives of private citizens.”

Holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. Counselor at Coeur d’Alene High School for 23 years; then at Woodland Middle School until 2010 retirement. Supports reprioritizing government spending to increase school funding, raising the minimum wage, and expanding Medicaid. Supporter of public schools. Backs construction of a state mental health crisis center in Coeur d’Alene, which Barbieri opposed. Former president of the North Idaho Counseling Association. Challenged Barbieri unsuccessfully in 2012, receiving 34.3 percent of the vote.

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Vito Barbieri Republican

Last updated: Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Vito Barbieri (R) 14,132 65.74%
Cheryl Stransky (D) 7,364 34.26%
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