Voters’ Guide 3: Ballot issues and candidates for State Representative, Seat B

 

On Your Ballot !
Supreme Court race.  Two candidates are vying in the non-partisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court.  Robyn Brody, a former chair of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, has a law service in Rupert where she deals with a wide range of issues including personal, business, and water law and represents school districts and health centers.   
Boise lawyer Kurt McKenzie has served 14 years in the Idaho legislature.  Last year he barred a bill for increasing the minimum wage from leaving his committee.  He is endorsed by the Idaho Association of Realtors, the National Rifle Association, and Idaho Chooses Life. 

 HJR 5.  This resolution would amend the Idaho Constitution to allow the legislature to veto executive regulations with a simple majority vote.  A law bestowing this power exists and was upheld by the Idaho Supreme Court 25 years ago.  Att. Gen. Lawrence Wasden says change is unnecessary.  Voters narrowly rejected a similar resolution two years ago.

CWI bond election.   The College of Western Idaho is seeking $180 million for three new buildings, one in Boise and two, including a health sciences building, at the Nampa campus.  The bond needs a two-thirds majority to pass.  It would cost homeowners $22 per $100,000 of assessment and leave our college levy at half the rates of those in the College of Southern Idaho and North Idaho College districts.   See details here.

Candidates for Representative Seats B
District 9: Allen Schmid  (website)
An Idaho native,  Allen is “In it to win it!”  A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he has served 26 years on active duty or reserve in the Air Force.  He now farms in the Fruitland area and runs a trucking business.  Schmid wants every child in Idaho to have the opportunities he has had. “Our future depends on strong business, plentiful jobs and the necessary education to carry us forward.” 

District 10:  Warren Stevens
Warren has earned a degree in International Political Economy from the College of Idaho.  He and his wife Ila own Prodigy Private Instruction which offers tutoring, preparation for SAT/ACT tests, and music lessons.   Stevens wants to ensure that Idaho’s government lives up to our Founding Fathers’ vision of “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

 

District 11: Rita Burns
Rita believes the majority of Idahoans are not well represented in our current legislature.  She supports a minimum wage increase, more alternatives to jail sentences, and a strong investment in education. 

 

District 12: Shana Tremaine
Shana has a degree in organizational management from Ashford University, Iowa.  The mother of five, she operates an in-home bakery in Nampa.  She wants to see legislators invest in education, close the Medicaid gap, raise the minimum wage, and work toward affordable housing and childcare.

District 13: No candidate
Unfortunately, no one is running for representative in District 13.

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