CANDIDATES

The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus is a strong supporter of Democratic women running for public office across the state. Women make excellent leaders and we encourage all Democrats to work together to elect the following Democratic women into public office on November 6, 2018. Please use their provided contact information to see how you can help.

US HOUSE DISTRICT NO.1

Cristina McNeil
Cristina McNeil, Congressional District 1

idaho@cristinaforcongress.com

https://cristinaforcongress.com

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STATEWIDE

Paulette Jordan
Paulette Jordan, Governor

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https://www.jordanforgovernor.com/

Kristin Collum
Kristin Collum, Lt. Governor

info@collum4idaho.org

https://www.collum4idaho.org/

Jill Humble Position: Secretary of State
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Cindy Wilson Position: Superintendent of Public Instruction
“I see a need for strong leadership for public education in this state. After 30+ years of teaching and government experience, I know what it takes to teach and I know what it takes to lead!”
OPPOSED

REGION 1

Vera Gadman Position: Legislative District 1 State Senator
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Ellen Weissman Position: Legislative District 1 Representative Seat A
“I am here to serve all Idahoans. I’ve worked with people of all ages, from infants to elders, and I care about my community. I think I can listen well and then take those opinions down to Boise.”
OPPOSED
Maria Andrews Position: Legislative District 2 Representative Seat A
“I feel honored to be able to serve the lost, broken and lonely. I am passionate about human dignity and human rights. I want to assist others by helping to grow and protect the beauty that is Idaho.”
OPPOSED
Alanna Brooks Position: Legislative District 2 Representative Seat B
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Cory Jane English Position: Legislative District 4 State Senator
“I am running for Senate because what we have going on down in Boise is just not working for us. I believe that a key function of government is to work toward justice, fairness, and equal opportunity. I believe that all Idahoans deserve better.”
OPPOSED
Rebecca Schroeder Position: Legislative District 4 Representative Seat A
“I am running because I am compelled to stand up for Idahoans that feel neglected by our elected officials. I am compelled to stand up for my child and for yours. I’m committed to bringing more citizen voices to the Legislature.”
OPPOSED
Margaret Gannon Position: Legislative District 5 Representative Seat A
“I’m a proud mother and a grandmother who wants the best for all Idahoans. I have helped numerous people improve their lives and I want to continue making a difference.”
OPPOSED
Deanna Bramblett Position: Benewah County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Sara E. Sexton Position: Benewah County Treasurer
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Patricia Wentworth Position: Bonner County Commissioner D1
“I believe that listening and collaboration brings people together for the common good. I care about my community and I’d like to see more unity of ideas on how to accomplish our needs.”
OPPOSED
Shirley Kolm Position: Bonner County Assessor
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Tamie Lewis-Eberhard Position: Shoshone County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
OPPOSED
Ellen Masterson Position: Shoshone County Treasurer
“I’m a proud mother and a grandmother who wants the best for all Idahoans. I have helped numerous people improve their lives and I want to continue making a difference.”
OPPOSED

REGION 2

Laurene Sorensen Position: Legislative District 5 Representative Seat A
“I am dedicated to working for you. Idaho needs to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make smarter economic policy a top priority. I want to work together to make our community and our state stronger.”
OPPOSED
Carrie Bird Position: Clearwater County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Dawn Erlewine Position: Clearwater County Treasurer
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Kathie LaFortune Position: Latah County Commissioner D1
“I have had a long career of listening to people, helping them to solve problems, and working as a team with a wide variety of opinions and voices. I believe in “Listening to Latah” and its residents from all walks of life.”
OPPOSED
Catherine Mabbutt Position: Latah County Coroner
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Henrianne Westberg Position: Latah County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
BJ Swanson Position: Latah County Treasurer
“I have the knowledge and experience to bring new services and opportunities to the people of Latah County to save money and better utilize taxpayer funds. I want to make Latah County a better place for all residents.”
OPPOSED
Shelley Brian Position: Lewis County Assessor
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Patricia Weeks Position: Nez Perce County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Barbara Fry Position: Nez Perce County Treasurer
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED

REGION 3

Evangeline Beechler Position: Legislative District 10 State Senator
“I have been a volunteer and grassroots organizer for most of my life and I believe a different voice is needed. I bring to the table a robust skill set and willingness to work hard for all Idahoans. I am committed to an Idaho that works for everyone.”
OPPOSED
Chelsea Gaona Lincoln Position: Legislative District 10 Representative Seat B
“As an Idahoan born and raised, I’m working to make our home the best it can be for every family. I want to help create a safe place with bountiful opportunities for all hard-working Idahoans.”
OPPOSED
Chelle Gulch Position: Legislative District 12 State Senator
“I am a hardworking, blue-collar Idahoan with a desire to make Idaho as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I simply want to improve the lives of the industrious people who are the backbone of this great state through common sense legislation.”
OPPOSED
Pat Hartwell Position: Legislative District 12 Representative Seat A
“I really want to see change, with people respected and know they are heard. I have a passion for helping people and bettering my community. I believe that people deserve better representation in the Legislature.”
OPPOSED

REGION 4

Jane Rohling Position: Legislative District 14 Representative Seat A
“I believe that it’s time for a more balanced and inclusive Legislature that puts Idaho’s education, economy and environment before tax breaks for the wealthy and catering to special interests.”
OPPOSED
Mary Ann Jordan Position: Legislative District 17 State Senator
“I believe that Idaho must invest in education in order to help our children succeed. I believe that all Idahoans deserve protection from discrimination. It’s time to close the healthcare gap and address issues that matter to all Idahoans.”
OPPOSED
Sue Chew Position: Legislative District 17 Representative Seat A
“I will continue to ensure small businesses have a voice in the Idaho Legislature. I support empowering our teachers with the flexibility to truly educate the next generation. I will continue to work to give every Idahoan the ability to access quality, affordable healthcare.”
OPPOSED
Janie Ward-Engelking Position: Legislative District 18 State Senator
“I pledge to work tirelessly on your behalf to support our state’s full investment in education, encourage responsible economic growth, protect our quality of life, and support tolerance for all Idaho citizens.”
UNOPPOSED
Illana Rubel Position: Legislative District 18 Representative Seat A
“I believe that the road to a stronger economy lies in investment in our schools and our workforce, and in principles of sustainable development. I believe that there is no more beautiful place on Earth than Idaho and I will always work to keep it that way.”
UNOPPOSED
Brooke Green Position: Legislative District 18 Representative Seat B
“I am running to contribute toward the collective voice working diligently to advance commitment to our lands, give voice to those advocating for educational attainment for all, and support policies that respond to the rapidly changing economy.”
OPPOSED
Cherie Buckner-Webb Position: Legislative District 19 State Senator
“I believe strongly in the need for balance in the Idaho State Legislature. I believe that Idaho must invest wisely in the growth and development of our economy. I am a proud and compassionate Idahoan who is a strong advocate for justice – for all.”
OPPOSED
Melissa Wintrow Position: Legislative District 19 Representative Seat B
“I am dedicated to protecting Idaho’s public lands, investing in education, advocating for fairness and equality for all of Idaho’s citizens, and supporting an economy that works for everyone.”
UNOPPOSED
Dawn Pierce Position: Legislative District 21 State Senator
“My life experiences have prepared me to represent Idahoans that feel left out, marginalized, hungry, and feeling like only the wealthy get a break. I know what it is like when decisions at the Statehouse have a negative impact on struggling families.”
OPPOSED
Diana Lachiondo Position: Ada County Commissioner D1
“I want to keep Ada County a great place to live, and know that our county government must urgently work harder to improve and protect our quality of life.”
OPPOSED
Kendra Kenyon Position: Ada County Commissioner D3
“My formal education and extensive experience has prepared me to understand and manage large complex organizational systems and to provide the training and motivation necessary to lead Ada County in this time of tremendous growth and change.”
OPPOSED
Kelly Yvonne Mitchell Position: Ada County Clerk
“I envision an Office in which each patron is served with the utmost level of integrity and excellence regardless of background, political affiliation, or economic status. I have a passion for public service and the experience to get the job done.”
OPPOSED
Dotti Owens Position: Ada County Coroner
“As your Coroner, I will continue to promote a collaborative approach for medicolegal death investigation and forensic investigation that fully utilizes the combined expertise of my wonderful team, our law enforcement partners and other experts in determining the cause and manner of death.”
OPPOSED

REGION 5

Deborah Silver Position: Legislative District 24 Representative Seat B
“I am a CPA and know the value of being careful with other people’s money. Let’s expand Medicaid, improve public education, and protect our public lands. I want to help my community remain a place where neighbors help neighbors and people are treated fairly.”
OPPOSED
Michelle Stennett Position: Legislative District 26 State Senator
“My pledge to my constituents is simple: work hard on their behalf, be knowledgeable about their issues, and maintain the strength and integrity I have upheld representing this district at the legislature.”
OPPOSED
Muffy Davis Position: Legislative District 26 Representative Seat A
“My whole life has been a race. As a mother of a young daughter, I am passionate about education and want to bring it to a new level in Idaho. As someone who has a spinal cord injury, I have had way too many experiences with our broken health care system. I love our state and I want to be part of the race to bring Idaho to the top.”
OPPOSED
Sally Toone Position: Legislative District 18 Representative Seat A
“I am a lifelong native Idahoan, born and raised, and spent 35 years teaching in public schools. I value an honest, forthright government that works for the people. I am running to ensure that wealthy and special interests don’t drown out the interests of hardworking Idaho families.”
OPPOSED
Angenie McCleary Position: Blaine County Commissioner D3
“As a Commissioner, I have made a difference in the community that I care about deeply; I want to continue serving my community and improving the health, safety, and welfare of its people.”
OPPOSED
Jolynn Drage Position: Blaine County Clerk
“I want to become the 1st female Secretary of State in Idaho. I am a proven leader who can make Idaho a better place to live for all and encourage everyone to GIVE CHANGE A CHANCE!”
UNOPPOSED
Julia Oxarango-Ingram Position: Lincoln County Commissioner D1
“I’m a proud mother and a grandmother who wants the best for all Idahoans. I have helped numerous people improve their lives and I want to continue making a difference.”
OPPOSED

REGION 6

Elaine Smith Position: Legislative District 29 Representative Seat B
“I believe in strengthening our K-12 schools and higher education to prepare Idaho’s workforce for the good paying jobs of the future. I know how to bring parties with differing viewpoints to common ground and will continue to work hard to represent your values.”
OPPOSED
Christine Stevens Position: Bannock County Commissioner D1
“I know how to manage the day-to-day and work collaboratively to create an achievable vision for a better future. I know how to get things done, and I will apply my skills and determination as a Bannock County Commissioner.”
OPPOSED
Maicie Bullock Position: Bannock County Commissioner D3
“I believe there are three qualities and skills a person needs to be a successful commissioner; a knowledge of the county, an understanding of the people who live there, and ethical behavior. I want to use my leadership abilities and love for Bannock County to represent its citizens.”
OPPOSED
Jennifer Clark Position: Bannock County Treasurer
“I am running for the office that I have worked in for the last 20 years. I have the skills and experience necessary for the position. I love my job and would love nothing more than to keep working for Bannock County!”
OPPOSED
Margie Woolf Position: Bannock County Assessor
“I believe there are three qualities and skills a person needs to be a successful commissioner; a knowledge of the county, an understanding of the people who live there, and ethical behavior.”
OPPOSED

REGION 7

Pat Tucker Position: Legislative District 30 Representative Seat A
“I am running because we must have people in our legislature who see it as an urgent necessity to make Idaho highways safer. I am asking for your support because it is time to hold government accountable and defend the rights of all Idahoans.”
OPPOSED
Cindy Riegel Position: Teton County Commissioner D1
” am running for re-election because I care about this community and want to make sure we maintain what is unique and special about Teton Valley while growing more high wage jobs and educational opportunities.”
OPPOSED
Kimberly Keeley Position: Teton County Clerk
“I’m a proud mother and a grandmother who wants the best for all Idahoans. I have helped numerous people improve their lives and I want to continue making a difference.”
OPPOSED
Beverly Palm Position: Teton County Treasurer
“I believe there are three qualities and skills a person needs to be a successful commissioner; a knowledge of the county, an understanding of the people who live there, and ethical behavior.”
OPPOSED