October 31, 1996

Walt Minnick


Resume: Age 54 … bachelor’s degree in economics from Whitman College, MBA and law degree from Harvard … Army ROTC, served as Army officer in Washington, D.C. … served on President Nixon’s White House staff from 1971 to 1973; joined Trus Joist Corp., in 1974 as a management trainee, rose to president and CEO, left the company in 1995 … Born and raised in Walla Walla, moved to Boise in 1974 … married with three children.

Finances: As of last finance report, had raised $1.1 million, including $670,157 in individual contributions, $28,653 from PACs and $371,643 of his own money.

Why running: “I think it’s time to replace a few career politicians with some folks who have lived their life in Idaho, met a payroll and raised a family here, and better reflect Idaho values.”

, DataTimes

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