County Officers


Chelsea Gaona-Lincoln – Chair

Chelsea was born in Caldwell and attended school in Wilder where she spent a great deal of time on the family farm. She has a BA in Psychology and Education from the College of Idaho and works as a behavioral therapist for children with disabilities.  Chelsea has been active with a variety of ballot initiatives, campaign teams and steering committees, and has done field organizing, locally and statewide. She is currently State Chair for the LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Idaho and is running in 2018 for the Idaho District 10 House B seat.



Rebecca Hanson – Vice-Chair









Rebecca grew up in Caldwell, attended local schools and graduated from The College of Idaho with a BA in Music.  She  traveled and lived outside Idaho for several years, but returned to care for family.  She volunteers for several other local organizations including Caldwell Fine Arts and Deer Flat Refuge.




Joanna Tucker – Treasurer

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Joanna is an experienced journalist, an author, and a businesswoman. She has been treasurer since June 2013, filing those important Sunshine Reports conscientiously.




Van Beechler-Lincoln – Secretary

Van is very active in Idaho Democratic politics and social justice issues.  She also serves as Idaho State Vice-Chair and is running for District 10 Senate




Jessica Chilcott – State Committeewoman   

Idaho County Democrats gather at Greencreek Dinner in Greencreek, Idaho, (near Grangeville, Idaho) on October 11, 2014._copyright Laura Embry/LifePhotos.net






Jessica has been involved in Idaho politics since 2014. She is excited with her new role in the Canyon County Central Committee.



Rex Hanson – State Committeeman









Rex came to Caldwell in 2015 after a 30+ year career as a geologist.  Having moved frequently with his job, he is eager to put down roots and contribute to Idaho and the local community.