City: Sandpoint, Idaho
Education: Graduated from Pocatello High School in 1977. Attended college at Idaho State University and Whitworth University. Certification from Boston College, Carroll School of Business, in corporate social responsibility.
Political background: Has served on the Sandpoint city urban renewal committee; city streets steering committee; Bonner-Boundary County Economic Summit Steering Committee; Airport Advisory Board; as vice-chair of the board of the Forrest Bird Charter School; and has been chairwoman of the board of the Selkirk Loop scenic byway, connecting Sandpoint with its sister city Nelson, B.C., for four years.
Work experience: President and CEO of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce for seven years. Also was president of the board for four years for Angels Over Sandpoint, a charitable organization of which she’s been a member for 15 years, that provides aid to the needy in the community. Manager of community investment for Itron, Spokane Valley, for 15 years before joining the Chamber. Worked in marketing for Columbia Paint and Coating in Spokane Valley for five years; worked in the development office at Whitworth University; and worked in a real estate office.
Family: Married. Has four grown children and eight grandchildren.
- Web: katemcalister.com
|Heather Scott (R)||14,406||62.54 %|
|Kate McAlister (D)||8,630||37.46 %|
If you thought the Idaho Legislature couldn’t get more Republican, think again. Tuesday’s election results bumped up the GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature from 80 percent to 84 percent. There’s now just one Democrat serving in the Idaho Legislature from north of Boise: Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Boise. My full story…
With every seat in the Idaho Legislature up for a vote, most incumbents held their seats and the Legislature retained its overwhelmingly GOP cast in Tuesday’s general election. But two Democratic incumbents lost their seats in north-central Idaho. House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, lost in a rematch with Republican Mike Kingsley, who claimed 58 percent of the vote.
In the weekend poll, Hucks Nation overwhelmingly backed Democrat Kate McAlister to radical Tea Party Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, in the race for the House District 1A seat. Today’s Poll: Are you more anxious than normal re: the outcome of this presidential election?
In a letter to the Bonner Daily Bee, Ken Meyers, of Sagle, chairman of the Bonner County Democratic Central Committee, explains why Democrats decided to pull an Democratic organizer from the 1st Legislative District.
Incumbent Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, boycotted a candidates’ debate, sponsored by the Sandpoint Reader, telling her followers by Facebook that the forum was a trap meant to ensnare candidates. Keith Kinnaird/Bonner County Bee reports.
One of the most interesting races in Idaho is taking place to the north of us — the House District 1 battle between Redoubt sweetheart Rep. Heather Scott and Sandpoint chamber executive Kate McAlister. Betsy Russell/SR provides the profile from the race …
In Idaho’s northernmost legislative district, the legislator who made headlines when she displayed the Confederate battle flag at a local parade and visited occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon is fighting for re-election in a race that’s drawing attention across the state. Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard…
Controversial Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, a first-term lawmaker who made a splash by visiting the occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in Oregon and displaying a Confederate battle flag during a local parade, is being challenged by Kate McAlister, president of the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, and the contest has focused much attention on Idaho’s northernmost legislative district.
Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall says he referred the case of alleged harassment of a Democratic Party field organizer by supporters of Rep. Heather Scott to the Idaho Attorney General’s office because of a possible conflict of interest for his office in looking into the…
In his Idaho Politics Weekly column, Chuck Malloy wonders if the Christian Redoubters who have moved into Bonner and Boundary counties can save their favorite candidate, state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard. Scott’s race against Democrat Kate McAlister will show how much staying power the Redoubt movement has.