City: Sandpoint, Idaho
Education: Graduated from Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1978. Attended North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College.
Political background: Incumbent state senator, seeking re-election for an 11th two-year term. Elected to the Senate every two years since 1996.
Work experience: Executive director of the Associated Logging Contractors for the past 16 years. Previously worked for 12 years as timber information program manager for the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. Before that, managed restaurants and bars in North Idaho.
Family: Married. Has two adult children and two grandchildren.
- Web: shawnkeough.com
|Shawn Keough (R)||4,671||70.27 %|
|Danielle Ahrens (R)||1,976||29.73 %|
Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, is accustomed to seeing moose, turkey, deer and bears while working at her “day job”: executive director for the Associated Logging Contractors. The association’s office is at Mica Flats, south of Coeur d’Alene. Shawn tells Huckleberries: “It is not unusual to see all types of wildlife wander through – at a distance.” That’s why Shawn and other hired hands were surprised to see a black bear cub on the back porch eating cat food Tuesday.
BOISE – Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party-backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary. Being targeted is state Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who supported unsuccessful efforts to establish a consumer advocate to review utility rate requests, and state Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, who advocates greater diversity in Idaho’s energy supply. Avista opposed both proposals.
Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary.
BOISE – Idaho’s legislative session this year was long on drama, but many of the biggest and hottest debates won’t mean much for most of the state’s residents. Instead, it’s the smaller things, some of which passed with little controversy, that will make the most difference in everyday Idahoans’ lives.