Thursday, July 31, 2014

Richard Stallings Banquet

David Niewert
The Bannock County Democratic Party proudly presents the Richard Stallings Banquet, a fundraising event for the organization and its candidates. The banquet will take place on Thursday, August 7th at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello. Social hour will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 for individuals or $80 per couple.

Our special guest speaker will be David Neiwert, an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, as well as The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right; Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community, Death on the Fourth of July: The Story of a Killing, a Trial, and Hate Crime in America, and In God's Country: The Patriot Movement and the Pacific Northwest.

David's reportage for on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. A fourth-generation Idaho native, Neiwert graduated from Skyline High School in 1974 and from the University of Idaho in 1984, and was an editor and reporter at newspapers in Blackfoot, Twin Falls, Moscow, Sandpoint, and Lewiston.
Former U.S. Representative Richard Stallings has devoted much of his career to public service and to improving the lives and prosperity of Idaho families. He served as United States Representative from Idaho for four consecutive terms. He was first elected to Congress in 1984 following a tight contest with Congressman George Hansen, a contest that he won by 170 votes. Prior to his time in congress, Stallings taught history at Ricks College from 1969 to 1984.

Following his tenure in office, Stallings was appointed U.S. Nuclear Waste Negotiator by President Clinton and served in that capacity from 1993 to 1995. He went on to serve as executive director of Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services from 1995-2003 and was elected to the Pocatello City Council in 2001. He was reelected to the Council and elected chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party from 2005 until 2007. Stallings is a candidate for the 2014 Congressional Election.

For tickets contact the Bannock County Democrats at (208) 234-8908. For more information go to, or

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3rd Annual Summer BBQ & Picnic

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The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Bannock County Democrats invite you to attend our 3rd Annual Summer Barbeque & Picnic on Saturday, July 26, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Sister City Park on Pocatello Creek Road (at Satterfield Drive). Come for the good food, great company, and fun, with a no-host beer bar, a silent auction, and musical entertainment.

Tickets for this annual IDWC and BCD fundraiser--$20 for single adults, or $50 for a family of up to four--can be purchased in advance by calling us or at the event. The picnic is a great way to stay in touch with fellow Democrats, to share ideas, and to meet local, state, and congressional candidates. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact us at, call (208) 234-8909, or visit

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 2014 Central Committee Meeting

democrat-signOn Tuesday, July 22nd, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding their scheduled monthly meeting of the Bannock County Democrats' Central Committee, beginning at 7:00 PM and ending shortly after 8:00 PM. Precinct Captains are reminded to attend, and all county Democrats are invited to attend and participate.

This event will be held at our headquarters, which are located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant. Entrances are at the front and back of the building, with parking in back.

Attend Central Committee to get updated with what is happening with the party and our plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at, find us on Facebook or call us at (208) 234-8908.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

VOTE POLEKI Campaign Kickoff Concert

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Campaign kickoff concert for Bannock County Clerk, Robert Poleki on July 18. Poleki will kick off that campaign in style, hosting a concert at The Bridge in Pocatello that will feature Emily B., former American Falls native and contestant on “The Voice.”

The concert will be hosted on July 18 in the parking lot at The Bridge, located at 815 S. First St., with seating for about 250 to 350 people, so tickets, which are $20 per person, are limited. Light refreshments are included in the purchase price. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the concert slated to start at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at The Bridge, at Efresh, located at 302 E. Center St., or on Poleki’s campaign website,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 2014 Political Soup

The Bannock County Democrats are having their monthly Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, July 9th. We shall be receiving an update from last month's party convention in Moscow.

This event will be held at our headquarters, located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant. Yummy food will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Political Soup is a great way to stay in touch with fellow Democrats in our area, as well as to pass around ideas and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at or call (208) 234-8908.