The Campaign Trail is Getting Hot in September

With less than 50 days left to Election Day, we want to remind you that November 6th will be here sooner than you expect.
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Crisp mornings and cool nights don’t mean sweater weather, it means it’s time to get heated up by the hot campaigns we’ve got running all over our state! From the incredible turnout at every stop that Paulette Jordan makes, to the hard work by Lt Governor candidate, Kristin Collum, all of our terrific statewide races as well as the fantastic local candidates, there are plenty of great folks needing your support! Make your yard look like a NASCAR entry—signs for everyone!

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This past weekend I had the distinct honor of presenting at the TEDx Sun Valley event. My Talk is titled, “Was I Your Mother? Finding Love in Alzheimer’s,” and the video will be posted in December. It addresses the complicated mother/daughter relationship, with the extra degree of difficulty that only one of you knows it exists. My goal was to offer the hope that’s it never too late to find healing and love and laughter, if you can keep a positive attitude.

4th Annual Bloomin’ Blue Tea

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The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus will present the fourth annual Bloomin’ Blue Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

This year’s special guest will be Kristin Collum, the Democratic nominee for Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor.

The event will be held at the home of Deborra Bohrer, 232 Bitterroot Road in Sun Valley, Idaho. Tea, wine and light refreshments will be served.

Collum is a U.S. Army veteran who served as an Army Mustang. She spent two years at the Pentagon working for Gen. Colin Powell. After an honorable discharge, she worked as a software engineer at Micron, Hewlett-Packard and the water technology company Xylem. Kristin Collum is running to advocate for women, children and underrepresented minorities.

The tea is open to men and women. “No donation too small or too generous,” said Gina Ballou, president of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. RSVP at

Paulette Jordan Comes to Challis

Sandra Willingham and Paulette Jordan

Paulette Jordan, who is running to become our next Governor of Idaho, is meeting residents across the state even in rural Idaho areas such as Challis. Last night, over eighty Custer County residents met, greeted, enjoyed and learned about Paulette Jordan’s vision for Idaho as its new Governor. Kudos to Sandra Willingham for organizing and hosting this event.

For more information on how to volunteer for Paulette’s campaign, please visit here.

It’s Time to Step Up and Volunteer

I know that it’s hot outside but there are less than 100 days till Election Day. We cannot wait on the sidelines any longer.

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Our candidates across the state have been burning it up—walking in 100-degree temps to talk to their constituents, continuing to lead the fights for Healthcare and access to early education for all Idahoans. All of them have been working hard to earn our vote and can use our support now more than ever. Please sign up to volunteer to help these great candidates get elected. I know that YOU can be the difference come November!