Among new candidates filing for the Legislature so far today is Priscilla Giddings of White Bird, one of the nation’s few female fighter pilots qualified to fly the A-10, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who’s been a competitive weightlifter, marathoner and triathlete, and the daughter of Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings. She is running against Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, in the GOP primary for House Seat A in District 7; McMillan, who is in her third term, has filed to run for re-election.
Also, two Republicans have filed for House Seat B in District 14, which is being vacated by third-term Rep. Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle: Gayann DeMordaunt of Eagle, who is married to Reed DeMordaunt; and Douglas R. Jones of Meridian, who served in the House from 1985 to 2006 as a GOP representative from Filer and chaired the House Agriculture Committee.
And Rep.Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, has picked up a Republican primary challenger: Peter Riggs of Coeur d’Alene, brother of former state senator and Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs. You can see the full list online here; the Secretary of State’s office is updating it periodically.