Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Bannock County Commissioner candidate Linda Leeuwrik Meet & Greet — Oct. 4, 2016


 
Come and meet Linda Leeuwrik, candidate for Bannock County Commissioner, at Upper Ross Park pavilion on Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is your opportunity to hear from Linda about key issues the county is facing and what she will do as commissioner, as well as to ask questions and raise your concerns. There will be lots of good food from the Sand Trap and good company; so come and enjoy a fun and informative evening with Linda! 

Find out more about Linda Leeuwrik or contact her at lindal4commissioner.com

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bannock County Democrats' Central Committee meeting this Tuesday, Sept. 27

On Tuesday, September 27, the Bannock County Democratic Party will be holding their regular monthly Central Committee meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM. Precinct Captains are reminded to attend, and all county Democrats are invited to attend and participate.

This event will be held at the party headquarters, 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 the Central Committee meeting to get updated on what is happening with the party and our plans for the future, especially for this important election year. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908 or find us on Facebook.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 2016 Central Committee meeting this Tuesday the 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, the Bannock County Democratic Party will be holding our scheduled monthly Central Committee meeting, 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, 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.
We will be discussing the results of the summer picnic, the Stallings Banquet, and distribution of funds. We will also discuss the staffing of the headquarters for the Fall election season.
Attend Central Committee to get updated on 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 at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com, or call our office at (208) 234-8908, or find us on Facebook.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Idaho Democratic Party Chair Bert Marley to speak at Bannock Democrats' Political Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, August 10

Come and join the Bannock County Democrats for our August Political Soup on Wednesday, August 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month’s speaker will be Bert Marley, current chair of the Idaho Democratic Party and former local legislator. He will talk about his participation in last month's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA and about Idaho's upcoming elections this November.

There will also be information about the upcoming Richard Stallings Banquet fundraising dinner taking place on Saturday, August 13 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Pocatello. We will have tickets available for purchase.

Political Soup will be held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or call (208) 234-8908.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Order your tickets today for the Richard Stallings Banquet on Saturday, August 13th

Order your tickets today for the 2016 Richard Stallings Banquet, which will take place on Saturday, August 13th at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Ave. in Pocatello.

The Richard Stallings Banquet, named in honor of our former United States Congressman, is an important fundraising event held on behalf of our 2016 Bannock County Democratic candidates in District 28, District 29 and in Bannock County.

The banquet will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Ave. in Pocatello, Idaho. Social hour will be from 6:00–7:00 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 7:00 p.m.


Our featured speaker will be S. Jerry Sturgill, an Idaho native raised in the Twin Falls area who went on to graduate with honors from BYU Law School and became a successful businessman in the banking and financial industries. Jerry is running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat because our members of Congress should be rolling up their sleeves and getting to work for all Idahoans rather than playing a political game that is being lost on the backs of working Americans. He will work hard for Idaho and restore dignity and integrity to the representation of all Idahoans in Washington. Learn more about Jerry at sturgill4senate.com.


This is a critical fundraising event to benefit all our Democratic candidates running for office in District 28, 29 and Bannock County. There will also be a terrific variety of silent and live auction items to buy and great fun for all who attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

This important fundraising event is held to benefit local Democratic candidates running for office in Idaho District 28, District 29 and Bannock County. Tickets can be ordered online at:

RichardStallingsBanquet.Eventbrite.com

Or order tickets by calling the Bannock County Democrats at (208) 234-8908. Don't Miss It!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Central Committee Meeting on Tuesday, July 26

On Tuesday, July 26th, the Bannock County Democratic Party will be holding our scheduled monthly Central Committee meeting, 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, 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.

We will be discussing the results of the summer picnic, the upcoming Richard Stallings Banquet and the staffing of the headquarters for the fall election season.

Attend Central Committee to get updated on 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 at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908 or find us on Facebook.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Bannock County Democrats & IDWC host Summer Picnic on July 14; Political Soup Luncheon on July 13 Cancelled

Come and join your fellow Democrats and meet the Democratic candidates at the 5th Annual Summer Picnic hosted by the Bannock County Democratic Party and the Idaho Democratic Women's Caucus on Thursday, July 14th, from 6 to 8 PM, at Portneuf Wellness Complex pavilion #3 in Pocatello. Our Hawaiian luau-themed picnic will have great Hawaiian food, beer, lots of good company, and exciting entertainment, including hula dancers and a raffle. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children 13 and under; they can be purchased from our Democratic candidates or by contacting us at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or 234-8908.

Tickets will also be available for purchase on Tuesday, July 12, from 4 to 6 PM at the Bannock County Democrats' headquarters, located at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello.
July's Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday the 13th has been cancelled and we encourage everyone to come to the picnic this month instead. We will resume our monthly Political Soup on Wednesday, August 10.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

David H. Maguire to speak at Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, June 8

Come and join the Bannock County Democrats for their Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month's speaker will be David H. Maguire, candidate for Idaho State Representative Seat 29A. He will discuss his candidacy and some of the key issues he plans to address in the state legislature. Maguire has 34 years of experience as a Pocatello trial attorney helping people to resolve their legal disputes, as well as a long history of community service. He would now like to use his experience and expertise to represent the citizens of Legislative District 29 in the State House.

Political Soup will be held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bannock County Democrats to host "Party with the Party" event on June 7

Bannock County Democrats' "Party with the Party" Potluck Picnic on June 7 Were you inspired by the energy and excitement of the Bannock County Democratic Caucus to get involved in the political process during this important election year? Or perhaps you even got elected as a delegate to the Idaho Democratic State Convention? Then this is your opportunity to come and hear about what the local Democratic Party is doing, meet lots of like-minded people, and get engaged! Please join the Bannock County Democrats for an evening of good food, good company, and good conversation. This "Party with the Party" will be an informal potluck picnic at the Upper Ross Park pavilion in Pocatello on Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a main or side dish, an appetizer, or a dessert to share. For questions or information, please contact us at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208)234-8908.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bannock County Democratic Party Central Committee Meeting -- Tuesday, May 24, 7pm

On Tuesday, May 24th, the Bannock County Democratic Party will be holding their regular monthly Central Committee meeting, 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 the party headquarters, 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 the Central Committee meeting to get updated on what is happening with the party and our plans for the future, especially for this important election year. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908 or find us on Facebook.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bannock County Democrats' Primary Election Watch Party -- Tues., May 17

WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 17, STARTING AT 7:30 PM

WHERE: Bannock County Democratic Party Headquarters, 355 Yellowstone Avenue (across from Mama Inez restaurant)

WHO: All Democratic candidates, precinct captains, families, friends, and supporters

WHAT: Bring a dish to share (main, side, appetizer, or dessert) and join us for a fun evening of watching the primary election results come in! None of the Democratic candidates has a primary opponent, but we'll get to find out who our opponents from the other party will be. We'll also get to see how many votes our write-in candidate for State Representative Seat 28B, Louis Archuleta, receives to get on the November ballot!
URGENT: If you live in Legislative District 28, please write in Louis Archuleta for State Representative Seat 28B (he needs at least 50 votes)!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Candidates Forum in American Falls this Monday, May 9

The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum tonight, Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at The American Falls District Library (308 Roosevelt St. American Falls, ID).
Thirteen candidates from Power County and Legislative District 28 have committed to attending. Questions will be generated by those attending the forum.
This is a chance to have those running for office answer your questions.
Admission is free and refreshments have been graciously provided by The Ranch convenience store and catering of American Falls.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Legislative District 28 candidates to speak at Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, May 11

Come and join the Bannock County Democrats for their Political Soup luncheon on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month’s speakers will be Mike Saville, Steve Landon, and Louis Archuleta, Democratic legislative candidates for District 28.
Saville, of McCammon, is running for the Idaho Senate. His experience as a veteran and in business, community service, and financial services gives him the acumen to serve in the legislature and to find solutions for problems facing Idaho. Landon is running for State Representative Seat 28A and will use his time to take questions from the audience and discuss how he will address people's concerns. Archuleta, running for State Representative Seat 28B, will focus on common-sense governance and what good government does and can do for all people in our society.
Political Soup will be held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building (please do not park alongside adjacent businesses). Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.
For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Meet & Greet — Tues., Apr. 26th in Pocatello for Idaho Supreme Court candidate Robyn Brody

James Ruchti and Joel Beck invite you to a MEET & GREET with Idaho's Next Supreme Court Justice, ROBYN BRODY.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5:00 - 7:00pm

Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
160 W. Cedar Street
Pocatello, ID

Appetizers & Drinks Provided

For more Information, please contact Stacy Pittman
tel: (208) 599-5255 or email: brodyforidaho@gmail.com

(Disclaimer: The Bannock County Democratic Party does not officially endorse any candidate in this non-partisan state Supreme Court election. The above information has been provided to us, and we are passing it along to anyone who may be interested.)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Linda Leeuwrik and Roger Hernandez to speak at Bannock County Democrats' Political Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, April 13th

Come and join the Bannock County Democrats for their April Political Soup on Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month’s speakers will be Linda Leeuwrik and Roger Hernandez, both candidates for the Bannock County Commission. They will talk about why they are running and what they see as some of the key issues for the county.
Political Soup will be held at the Bannock County Democrats’ headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Ave in Pocatello (across from Mama Inez restaurant), with parking behind the building. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with the program beginning at noon. A small donation is appreciated.
For more information about this event, please contact our organization at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES ANNOUNCED

Dear Delegate Nominees —

We appreciate your patience while we certified our delegate elections this week. To see the results and list of final delegates and alternates, click here.

Please note that if you are an alternate, you will be given the first right of refusal based on your ranking on the vote tally you received.

We are excited to welcome so many new faces to the Party! Please stay tuned in the coming week for emails announcing our Welcome to the Party and Welcome to Boise webinar series that will answer all your burning questions about what it means to be a delegate to State Convention and ways to get more involved in the Idaho Democratic Party.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the Bannock County Democratic Presidential Caucus 2016.

Friday, March 18, 2016

BUS TRANSPORTATION INFO FOR BANNOCK COUNTY DEMOCRATS CAUCUS NIGHT!

Important note: The Bannock County Democrats will be providing optional bus transportation to the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center for all Bannock County caucus attendees from the original location at the Idaho State University general parking lot next to the Student Union Building, in front of the museum building.
Bus service will begin running at 4:30 p.m. and anyone who arrives at the bus pick-up point by 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Caucus attendees will be bused back to the Idaho State University general parking lot after the caucus convenes.
Event Center Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and close to further arrivals at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of any caucus goers who have boarded the bus prior to 7:00 p.m.
It's going to be a fun night, folks!


NEW LOCATION FOR MARCH 22nd CAUCUS!


LOCATION CHANGE FOR BANNOCK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22

POCATELLO – Linda Leeuwrik, co-chair of the Bannock County Democratic Party, is pleased to announce that online advanced reservations for the county's presidential caucus have climbed so quickly that turnout is now expected to exceed all previous estimates. With our Democratic presidential candidates generating so much interest and excitement and the number of Democrats in Bannock County growing, we have exceeded the capacity of our original caucus location and have had to find a much larger space.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Bannock Democratic Presidential Caucus will now be held in the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, located at 777 Bannock Trail, Fort Hall, ID 83203. The Event Center, adjacent to the popular Fort Hall Casino, just off Interstate 15 (Exit 80) and 10 miles north of Pocatello, can accommodate approximately 2000 attendees. Check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the caucus will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Anyone inside the building by 7 p.m. will be admitted to the caucus.

Buses to transport caucus participants from Pocatello to the Event Center in Fort Hall on March 22 are also being arranged. An announcement will be made when this has been worked out.

Anyone who wants to participate as a Democrat, did not vote in any other party's primary, and will be a registered voter of the county on November 8, 2016 is eligible to take part in the caucus. Online advanced reservation is still available at idahodems.org and will expedite the check-in process. The meeting is open to the media and the public. For more information about the Bannock County Democratic Caucus, please contact Linda Leeuwrik at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908. To learn more about the caucus process, visit idahodems.org.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Party — March 17th

Please join the Bannock County Democrats at our St. Patrick’s Day dinner this Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Labor Temple on the corner of Arthur and Wyeth in Pocatello. We’ll be serving traditional corned beef and cabbage, with potatoes and carrots, soda bread and dessert. We’ll have beer for sale, a 50/50 raffle, an auction, and musical entertainment. Come for the delicious food, great company, and fun!

$20 per ticket buys an all-you-can-eat St. Patty’s Day dinner and a wonderful evening of visiting with fellow Democrats, sharing ideas, and meeting our 2016 county and state candidates. We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, please contact us at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bannock County Democratic Presidential Caucus, Tuesday, March 22

Linda Leeuwrik, co-chair of the Bannock County Democratic Party is pleased to invite the public to help select the next president of the United States.

On March 22, 2016, Idaho will join states around the West in hosting county caucuses to select our preferences among candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nominee. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Bannock County residents to have a real say in selecting our next president,” Leeuwrik said. “We’re expecting a large turnout, so we encourage people to reserve their seats at idahodems.org.”

The caucus location is the Pond Student Union ballroom at Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Avenue in Pocatello. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. MT and the caucus will begin promptly at 7 p.m. MT. Those arriving after 7 p.m., or in excess of the maximum room occupancy of 800, will not be admitted. Anyone who wants to participate as a Democrat and will be a registered voter of the county on November 8, 2016, is eligible to take part in the caucus. The meeting is open to the media and the public.

For more information about the Bannock County Democratic Caucus, please contact Linda Leeuwrik at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8909. To learn more about the caucus process, contact the Idaho Democratic Party at (208) 336-1815 or visit us online at idahodems.org.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bannock County Democrats Central Committee meeting & caucus training on Tuesday, January 26th

Are you interested in participating in the political process during this important presidential election year? To find out how to vote for your preferred nominee and how to run for state and national convention delegate, come and learn about the caucus process and volunteering opportunities with the Bannock County Democrats at our Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 26, from 7 p.m. to about 8:15 p.m.

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

We will offer an in-depth review of the Bannock County Democratic Caucus, detailing the delegate election process. This is a fantastic opportunity for Bannock County residents to get involved in selecting the next president of the United States and we look forward to seeing you there!

All Precinct Captains are reminded to attend and all county Democrats are encouraged to come and participate too. For more information on this caucus preparation workshop and the Bannock County Democratic Caucus (on March 22), please contact us at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8909, and look for us on Facebook.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Week Zero in the Capitol for the 2016 Session



roylacey
Roy Lacey Office Address
District 29 State Capitol
Committees: P.O. Box 83720
Finance Boise, Idaho 83720-0081
Transportation (208) 332-1406
Resources & Environment rlacey@senate.idaho.gov

The session hasn't even officially started and there is already so much occurring as there is a push to have our assigned time in Boise as limited as possible due to the primary elections that are scheduled to occur in May.

My main reason for being in Boise early is to listen to all the experts that are presenting to the Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee. This is an annual assignment as this committee recommends what income figure is anticipated so the Joint Finance & Appropriations Committee can balance the budget. The experts come from State government, Universities, tax experts and private business and each predicts what the next year may bring. It is an interesting process as people put their own spin on the economy. I have learned a new word when discussing the economy and that is "tepid". This term was used over and over in the presentations. I think it means that next year will be very close to this year. Overall the projections have all been positive so after two days of listening to economists we can probably estimate continued growth in the 5-6% range.

The other early committee, which I am not a part of, is the Employee Compensation committee which has met and heard testimony and very soon we will learn of their results. Hopefully we can improve the compensation for our State employees as they are currently being paid below market value. This causes a high rate of turnover and the best tend to leave. Keep our fingers crossed.

The Governor and Leadership have made a few announcements that will affect some of the work we will perform this session. Taken off the table is any consideration of a Pre-K program and also the threatened review of Planned Parenthood which has been pushed by a very few.

A couple of items that will be coming down the pike will be compliance with the Real ID requirements to Idahoans can fly with a State identification (drivers license) and there are already rumblings about some water issues, particularly if we do not get an above normal snowpack this winter. 

 One of the major announcements yesterday was the Governor outlining a "state-financed" medical program for the people in the "GAP". People who make too much money for Medicaid and not enough to sign up for the insurance exchange. The easy fix would be to expand or redesign Medicaid as permitted under the Affordable Care Act which would mostly be paid by the Federal Government and the hospitals. However, Idaho does not like to do things the easy way. So instead of spending about $3 million in the next few years, the Idaho plan is to use taxpayer money in the tune of $30 million per year to have the "GAP" individuals have access to some treatment by health care facilities such as Health West in Eastern Idaho. However, the $38 or so per person cost will only be for access to these facilities and will not cover things such as major medical, operations, mental health and other serious conditions or even pharmaceuticals. It is simply a small band-aid on a huge wound. The crowning point of this announcement is that it would not be a tax increase, rather a revenue shift. The goal is to take the cigarette tax money the State receives ($33 million) to pay for this, however, this money has already been allocated to the schools, highways, and other entities which lessens the amount of general fund money that is necessary. General fund money is our taxes. This small Band-Aid is simply election year politics at a very large expense. It is a top-down mandate and if all 78,000 people sign up, our medical system will be overloaded and care could not be given. Furthermore, the Counties and State will still be responsible for the major illnesses and surgeries under the indigent programs. 

I'm happy to be back and working. Thank each of you for giving me this opportunity to represent you. I take it seriously.

2016: Week One at the Legislature

elainesmith
Elaine Smith Office Address
District 29 State Capitol
Committees: P.O. Box 83720
Business Boise, Idaho 83720-0081
Environment, Energy, & Technology (208) 332-1039
State Affairs esmith@house.idaho.gov

Greetings from Boise,

Week 1 of the Idaho Legislature is ending.  However, I came early because I am a House member on the Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment committee which meets before the session.  I was conservative on my predictions this year because of the downturn of agriculture prices.  Idaho is the number two state in agriculture, so I look at how that influences other parts of our economy.  This committee on January 14th accepted the Governor’s recommendation of 4.1% growth for the rest of 2016 fiscal year and his recommendation of 4.9% growth for FY2017.  I sincerely hope the economy continues to grow.

On Jan. 15th the Joint Finance & Appropriations Committee did transfer almost $29 million (actually $28,892,700.00) from the Catastrophic Health Care Fund back to the General Fund.  Part of the reason the Cat Funds did not use all the money appropriated is due to the number of citizens getting health insurance on the Idaho Health Exchange.

In the House State Affairs committee we have had 2 RS in a print hearing, with one being returned to sponsor and one being printed.  House bill 331 pertains to powdered alcohol which has been banned in 24 other states.  The Idaho Liquor division also wants to ban it.

All House and Senate committees will be reviewing Rules of state agencies the next two to three weeks.  For instance in Environment, Energy & Technology committee where I am a member, we will be reviewing as a committee of the whole water quality, air quality , and waste management rules from DEQ.

This week I was interviewed by Channel 8 and 3 when they were present for the State of State address.  Also, I was interviewed by Boise Weekly newspaper and a radio reporter from BYU-Idaho.  I had never been interviewed before by those last two media outlets.

This week all Idaho legislators had 4 hours of training on Civil Discourse by the National Institute for Civil Discourse of the University of Arizona.  This Institute was founded in 2011 after the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.  We broke into four groups for easier discussions by defining current state of civility in the Legislature, identifying barriers, and creating action steps.

To contact any legislator you can call toll free at 1-800-626-0471 or the internet site is www.legislature.idaho.gov.  My office number in Boise is 208/332-1031 or home number of 237-1462 with my legislative e-mail of esmith@house.idaho.gov  Thank you to all from Bannock County who have already contacted me on issues.  Thank you for allowing me to serve representing District 29.

Elaine Smith
District 29 Representative