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James Piotrowski

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Democratic Primary, Idaho Congressional District 1 in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Democratic

City: Boise, Idaho

Education: Earned bachelor’s degree in economics from John Carroll University in Ohio and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Work experience: An attorney with Herzfeld & Piotrowski in Boise, Piotrowski has practiced labor and employment law since 1994. Pressed a long and successful court fight on behalf of seriously disabled Idahoans whose level of care was sharply cut by the state Department of Health and Welfare in a change to Medicaid reimbursement levels. Represented labor unions in successful challenges to anti-union laws passed by the Idaho Legislature; and represented Wal-Mart employees in a successful 10-year court fight over pay.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married. Has two children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
James Piotrowski (D) 4,381 55.18%
Shizandra Fox (D) 2,305 29.03%
Staniela Nikolova (D) 1,254 15.79%

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