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Eye On Boise

Ybarra outraised by campaign challenger

Though Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced in December of 2015 that she’d seek re-election in 2018, she’s had little campaign activity so far this year, according to her newly filed campaign finance report. Ybarra reported $900 in contributions for the first half of 2017, $400 of that from herself. Her other biggest donation was $300 from Bennett Lumber Products; two individuals, Dan Goicoechea of Boise and Marcene Ferguson of Rigby, each donated $100. Ybarra spent $519, and has $281 in the bank.

Jeff Dillon, the Wilder school superintendent who filed in late April to challenge Ybarra next year, reported raising $2,870, including $100 of his own money. M2 Automation and Control, a fire alarm company in Boise, gave $2,000; Anthony Wallace of Meridian donated $500; and Mike Philson of Pensacola, Fla., gave $250. Dillon reported just $117 in spending and $2,753 cash on hand at the close of the reporting period.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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