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Ex-CdA Senator Now Heads NEA

John Stocks, who spent most of the 1980s as a community organizer and political strategist in Boise and Coeur d'Alene, takes over as executive director of the NEA Thursday. Stocks was elected as a Democrat from Kootenai County to the Idaho Senate in 1988, but served only one session before leaving to become the top lobbyist for the Wisconsin Education Association Council. With 3.2 million members, the NEA is the largest union in the United States. It has affiliates in every state, including the Idaho Education Association, which represents 13,000 Idaho teachers/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.

Question: John Stocks, then of Coeur d'Alene, represented District 2 (which then had 2 state senators and 3 state representatives) in Kootenai County for one term (1988-89). Can you name the other state senator at the time or any of the representatives?

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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