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Dealings in District 16

Being in District 16, I found this morning’s editorial in the Idaho Statesman on political endorsements absolutely schizophrenic.

District 16Idaho Voter Guide

District 16 has all three of its seats open, two in the House and one in the Senate, due to the shuffling that place when David Langhorst (D) left the Senate to pursue an Ada County Commissioner spot while Margaret Henbest (D) retired from the House.  Les Bock (D) was also in the House with Henbest.   And I was happy; my little district was ‘solidly’ Democrat.

Senate Seat:

Now, Les Bock, who represented District 16 in the House, has taken the opportunity to run for the senatorial seat that represents District 16.  Running against Bock is Christ Troupis (R)

House Seats:

The Democratic candidates for District 16 are Grant Burgoyne (Seat A) and Elfreda Higgins (Seat B).  Burgoyne’s challenger is Joan Cloonan for the seat Margaret Henbest.  Elfreda Higgins is being challenged by Elizabeth Allan Hodge for the seat Les Bock held.

Now that I’ve sorted all that out, here’s the word from The Statesman on the Senate seat: Continue reading


Last Week in My Part of Idaho

Politically speaking it was fascinating, unfortunately overshadowed by bigger happenings in the bull vs bear greedfest, the continuation of the Hillary vs Barack slapfest, and the telecoms NOT getting immunity, at least for now.

Soo, let’s get started.

1. Plane Junket. I first saw something at The Mountain Goat Report. For whatever reason, it didn’t start bugging the shit out of me until I read about in Jim Hansen’s post at Red State Rebels. A portion here:

In our country, we have a system that entrusts elected officials like state legislators with power to decide how public resources are raised and invested. To ensure the public trust is always in the forefront of their actions, lawmakers should constantly apply rigorous standards so they know how to keep private interests at arms length while doing the public’s business. Continue reading

My District Roundup

Since Mountain Goat has the Bill Sali Circus and the roundup from District 1, I thought it would be an opportune time to offer my own for District 2. See, that way I’ll remember where I live – exactly, and The Blogmother (Julie) can stop pointing out the obvious to everyone but me, as to why I don’t receive mail from Bill Sali!

Let’s see what Mike Simpson has been up to lately…..


Okay – simply put, it pales next to the circus of Mr. Bill.

What I did find was a few other things:

  1. David Langhorst has a blog. He’s one of the three reps from District 16 – my district. In fact all three reps are Democrats! Les Bock, Margaret Henbest, & David. I’m happy. Vote Smart.org had a bunch of interesting finds.
  2. The Idaho Statesman has a list of ‘bipartisan’ blogs or blogs that represent the political spectrum, some of which I’m not real keen linking to myself.
  3. Idaho Public TV has this to view either the House or the Senate – if you have digital cable as I do, you can watch on channels 472 and 473, respectively. There is ‘tentative convening’ tomorrow, January 24th at 10:30 am.