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2C Dems currently working on recruitment

Contest every race is the challenge for Democrats across the country. Canyon County Democrats will focus on recruiting precinct captains and legislative candidates.  These must file for office with the Canyon County Elections Office between Feb. 28 and March 11 to be on the May 17 ballot.  

Precinct captains. Canyon County currently has 64 precincts. Recruiting is complicated this year because county clerks are not required to post precinct boundaries within our newly reapportioned districts until Jan. 15.  

Once elected on May 17, precinct captains become members of their county and legislative district central committees. They must then elect officers by May 27 for the county and May 31 for the district.   

Legislative candidates.  Each legislative district elects a senator and two representatives. Three (11, 12, 13) of the newly approved legislative districts are within Canyon County and three others (9, 10, 23) include portions of the county. Ideally then, Canyon County would have up to 18 candidates file by March 11.  In past years we’ve had 8 to 10 file for 12-15 positions. 

Republicans expected to run in 2022.

District 9: Abby Lee and Jim Rice, senators; Scott Syme, Ryan Kerby, and Judy Boyle, representatives.  

District 10: Tammy Nichols, Bruce Skaug, and Mike Moyle, representatives 

District 11: Greg Chaney, senator; Julie Yamamoto, representative

District 12: Ben Adams, senator

District 13: Rick Agenbroad, senator; Brent Crane, representative 

District 23: Todd Lakey, senator; Rick Youngblood, representatives  

To see which district you live in, submit your address on the Redistricting Commission’s map page.    

Thank you to all who participated in the Winter Auction. Wonderful people managed to donate 40 items in a very short period of time. And wonderful people got some good buys and made some welcome donations.

All auction items that haven’t been picked up yet will be at the First Tuesday Social in Nampa (see meetings). If you’d like to pick your item up earlier, email idadem@yahoo.com.

2C Dems Central Committee will not meet during December. Our next meeting will be at 7 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 25. It hasn’t been decided whether it will be in-person or via zoom.

The next First Tuesday Social will be at 6 pm at 2C Family Brewing, 1215 1st St S, Nampa, on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Here we talk politics and life, and get to know one another. All Democrats are welcome.

There are currently three initiatives seeking volunteers and signatures in Canyon County.

The Quality Education Act would allot an addtional $300 million a year to Idaho schools. Its sponsor–Reclaim Idaho–is seeking volunteers and a volunteer coordinator in Caldwell.

The Idaho Medical Marijuana Act is detailed and based on laws in other states. It is sponsored by Kind Idaho.

An act to raise the minimum wage would raise wages to $13 ($10 for tipped servers) by July 1, 2026. Fair Wage Idaho posts sites for its coming signature gathering.

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