Sandpoint mayor announces governor campaign

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Sandpoint mayor Shelby Rognstad officially announced his campaign for governor Monday in Lewiston. Rognstad has been the mayor of Sandpoint since 2015 and previously served on the city council. He is also a board member of the Bonner County Economic Development Corporation and the Association of Idaho Cities. Rognstad spokeContinue reading “Sandpoint mayor announces governor campaign”

Boise attorney joins lieutenant governor race as ‘voice of reason,’ she says

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Boise attorney Terri Pickens Manweiler announced her intent Wednesday to join the 2022 race for the open lieutenant governor’s seat in Idaho.  Pickens Manweiler, a Democrat, is the only member of her party to join the race so far, while the Republican race has three candidates.  She made the announcementContinue reading “Boise attorney joins lieutenant governor race as ‘voice of reason,’ she says”

Education funding ballot initiative delayed after “premature” start

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports After announcing the launch of a new ballot initiative last week, Reclaim Idaho had to backtrack the next day and tell volunteers to pause their signature collection drive. The organization announced in a press release Thursday that they would begin collecting signatures, but it turns out the initiative wasn’t eligibleContinue reading “Education funding ballot initiative delayed after “premature” start”

Speaker Bedke joins lieutenant governor race

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The top lawmaker in the Idaho House of Representatives is throwing his hat into the ring in the race for lieutenant governor. Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, announced his campaign for the second-highest executive post at the state capitol on Thursday. “I’m the only candidate in the race who has testedContinue reading “Speaker Bedke joins lieutenant governor race”

Giddings running for lieutenant governor

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Rep. Priscilla Giddings announced Friday she is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Giddings, who was first elected to the Idaho House in 2014, cited her service in the US Air Force and her 100 percent rating from the Idaho Freedom Foundation in her announcement. She also referencedContinue reading “Giddings running for lieutenant governor”

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announces run for governor in 2022

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Roughly 100 people crowded around the statehouse steps on Wednesday afternoon as Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announced her plans to run for governor. McGeachin will challenge Gov. Brad Little in the next primary after the two had publicly conflicting views on the best way to handle the coronavirus pandemic. SheContinue reading “Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin announces run for governor in 2022”