2C Dems: Message from Our New Chair

by Chelsea Gaona-Lincoln

Greetings to all! I am thrilled and honored to be the incoming chair for the 2C Dems.

I’ve lived in Canyon County all my life. I was born in Caldwell and grew up in Wilder on the family farm until returning to Caldwell to attend the College of Idaho. Now, a decade later, my fiancé Evangeline Beechler and I are making our home here.

As one raised in the GOP (the Gov. Batt variety), I’m grateful for the open arms and embrace of this party full of remarkable individuals that has quickly become like family.

As chair, I hope to build relationships with like-minded groups and individuals—showing them they have a place in this party. I want increase the party’s and its members’ involvement in the community so folks will see Democrats as contributing day by day.  And, of course, I hope to see more Democrats and progressives in elected positions locally and statewide.

I’m here and excited to put in the time, energy, and effort for the long haul, to help create a safe place with bountiful opportunities for all hard-working Canyon County residents.

I know Bob Solomon’s shoes are nothing short of impossible to fill. There are no words adequate to express the gratitude I have for his guidance, leadership, and friendship as chair of the Canyon County Democrats. My continued growth and development within our county party is largely in part to Bob’s nurturing, support, and gentle—but methodical—push. I know we will continue to benefit from his genuine passion for the beloved community we’re working to create in our county. I’m grateful for his wisdom and that of every member of the current and past central committees that have encouraged and supported me to step into new and challenging leadership roles.

I’m excited to work with you all, and look forward to what is on the horizon! Please feel free to call, text or email! 208.880.2363 cgaonalincoln@gmail.com

Inspire. Impact. Empower.

Published by Judy Ferro

Judy Ferro is communication director for the 2C Dems and a columnist for the Idaho Press.

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    1. JOhn, Chelsea wrote it. That’s why her by-line is at the head of the article. The site gives me credit at the end even I basically log-in and edit. I haven’t figured out how to fix this.

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