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State Representative, Pos. A (Dem)

The Candidates

Cheryl Stransky

Dalton Gardens, Idaho
retired school counselor

Holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. Counselor at Coeur d’Alene High School for 23 years; then at Woodland Middle School until 2010 retirement. Supports reprioritizing government spending to increase school funding, raising the minimum wage, and expanding Medicaid. Supporter of public schools. Backs construction of a state mental health crisis center in Coeur d’Alene, which Barbieri opposed. Former president of the North Idaho Counseling Association. Challenged Barbieri unsuccessfully in 2012, receiving 34.3 percent of the vote.