The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus recognizes the immeasurable contributions by IDWC founder and lifetime Democrat Jeanne Buell. She is a longtime Idaho Democratic Party leader and we are thrilled that her efforts are finally being recognized by our organization. She is currently the vice chair of the Idaho Democratic Party and has long labored in the trenches working hard to advance the principles that guide Democrats. She has been an instrumental and dedicated contributor to the Party building efforts of the Idaho Democrats and the IDWC for many, many years. We are so grateful for her leadership and how she leaders others by example.
State Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett was recognized for her dedication and leadership in state politics by fellow members of the IDWC. Michelle’s commitment to bring respectful, collaborative, smart governing to the Idaho Legislature is an example to women statewide. We celebrate her contributions and support her efforts to create a state government that is transparent and accessible to everyone.
Rita Haggardt has been invested and involved in making a positive change since her days working in Washington DC at the height of the civil rights movement. The Pocatello branch of the NAACP presented Rita with the annual Ron Timpson Community Service Award during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon on January 18, 2014.
Rita lives a life dedicated to service to others, especially to the less fortunate in her community. She may be 70 years old but she remains very active in the Democratic Party in Bannock County and the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus in Region 6 as its director. Rita is a beloved member of our organization and we congratulate her on her wonderful recognition.
The presentation was covered by Chris Cole of KIDKNews in Idaho Falls. A video of the presentation and a written report about the event is available at LocalNews8.com.