As voters consider upcoming elections, efforts to put a “top-four” open primary system on the ballot next year are sparking conversations throughout the political spectrum.
While statewide, there are Republican politicians like former Gov. Butch Otter who support the Open Primary Initiative, the reaction of Bonner County elected legislators is mixed. Those opposed include state Sen. Scott Herndon, District 1, who said the term “open primary” on the back of initiative clipboards is misleading
Below is a brief explanation of the votes questioned by the BCRCC. I consider my votes to represent traditional Republican values of fiscal responsibility, support of business, less regulation, and personal freedom and liberty.
As one of your elected representatives for District 1, it is important that you, the residents of Bonner and Boundary counties, know where I stand on the real issues that impact your life. You might have read Senator Herndon’s recent broadly distributed press release, wherein he publicly pointed out some of the differences between me and the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, the Idaho Freedom Foundation and the Idaho GOP platform.
The Bonner County Republican Central Committee issued a vote of no-confidence for freshman District 1 Rep. Mark Sauter, contending he failed to represent the party’s platform and principles during the legislative session.
The Bonner County Republican Central Committee issued a vote of no-confidence Monday for freshman District 1 Rep. Mark Sauter, contending he failed to represent the party’s platform and principles during the legislative session.
A pair of District 1 legislators are taking part in the annual Steps for Schools walking challenge.
A record 75 elected officials in Idaho, including 37 newcomers, are participating in the annual event, a program of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. The program, which promotes the importance of being physically active, also helps legislators raise funds for local schools.