Gini Ballou elected president of Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus

The following article was published in the Idaho Mountain Express on April 16, 2018:

Gini Ballou

Gini Ballou of Hailey was elected president of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus’ at the group’s annual meeting in Boise following the Frank & Bethine Church Gala on March 10 in Boise.

“I am honored to be elected and excited about the races and work we have coming up,” Ballou said. “We have some great candidates, though it really should be about the issues and not the initials.”

Ballou has been vice president of the caucus since 2009 and was a Sanders delegate alternate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She served on the Hailey Planning and Zoning Commission and was chair of the Blaine County Chapter of Mothers of the Military during the Second Gulf War, co-chair of Blaine County for Obama in 2008 and chair of the Blaine County Democrats from 2009 to 2013, and is a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association.

According to Ballou, the caucus is a forum for Idaho Democratic women to focus on issues of concern, to increase the involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates and to encourage and prepare more women to run for public office. Founding members include former House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet, a resident of Ketchum. The caucus is recognized as the Idaho chapter of the National Federation of Democratic Women.

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