A candidate for State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 2 in the 2012 Idaho General Election
Retired from Verizon, General Telephone; former schoolteacher; worked on family farm in southern Idaho; serves on Idaho Workforce Development Council; ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in 2012.
On this race:
Wants higher standards for education, support for small businesses, and for people to feel they have a voice in state government. Supports reviewing existing tax exemptions. “I would hope that if we can get the government more balanced in the state Capitol, that people will start talking to one another and stop just pushing a party agenda or a personal agenda.”
Notable: Former teacher; worked on family farm in Southern Idaho for three years; born in Grangeville. Started with Verizon in Moscow when it was General Telephone, working as a telephone operator. First run for office.
The ballot looks very different in North Idaho’s most Republican legislative district this fall, now that tax-protesting four-term state Rep. Phil Hart is out and an array of new candidates are jostling for attention. Democrats are challenging Republicans for all three of District 2’s seats this fall – the first time a Democrat has appeared on the ballot there since 2002. The last time one won was in 1994.