Nine Idaho District 5 legislative candidates answered written questions from a large audience at the League of Women Voters of Moscow election forum on April 25 at the Latah County Fairgrounds.
District 5 state senate candidates in attendance were incumbent Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow; Marshall Comstock, R-Moscow; and David Nelson, D-Moscow. Comstock and Foreman face off in the primary on May 15.
“I grew up on a farm in Genesee,” Nelson said. “I got an engineering degree from the University of Idaho and an advanced degree from the University of Massachusetts. I worked for Chevron Oil for a number of years and then I founded a software company down in the San Francisco bay area.”
More information: https://www.facebook.com/davidnelsonforidaho/
Comstock is the former mayor of Moscow. “I’ve lived in Latah County for the past 45 years,” he said. “I am a 1976 graduate from the University of Idaho with a degree in agriculture and forestry.”
More information: https://www.facebook.com/MarshallComstockforIdahoSenate/
Sen. Foreman is running for re-election. “I represent Beneway County and Latah County,” he said. “Thanks to all of you for caring enough about state government and local government to come out and participate.”
More information: https://www.facebook.com/ForemanforIdahoSenate/
District 5 House seat A candidates included Hari Heath, R-Santa; Bill Goesling, R-Moscow; and incumbent Rep. Margaret Gannon, D-St. Maries. Heath and Goesling face off in the primary on May 15.
Rep. Gannon, who was appointed by Governor Otter to the seat held by Paulette Jordan, who’s running for governor, cited her experience on the city council and school board in St. Maries. “I really think I have something to bring to the table and would appreciate your vote.”
More information: https://gannonforidaho.com/
“I work in the woods, in salvage logging,” Heath, a resident of Santa, Idaho, said. “I’ve been a student, an educator, and an advocate for the Constitution for quite some time and I’m running to get principles happening again in Boise and get our state turned back to where it belongs.”
More information: https://hariheath.com/
“Many of you already know me,” Goesling said, citing his experience on the Moscow school board and Idaho State Board of Education. “I understand education. It is one of the major issues that we do have in front of us today.”
More information: https://www.facebook.com/GoeslingforIdaho/
District 5 House seat B candidates included Terry Hardman, D-Sanders; Laurene Sorensen, D-Moscow; and incumbent Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee. Hardman and Sorensen face off in the primary on May 15.
Hardman said he’s a holistic rancher, small business owner, and family man. “I’ll fight for proactive solutions that improve the quality of life in District 5 in Idaho,” he said.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/Terry-Hardman-Proactive-Solutions-for-a-Stronger-Idaho-592111994472580/
Laurene Sorensen took part via video-conference, telling the audience, “I have lived in Moscow since 2003, and those 15 years have rushed by. I love the quality of life here on the Palouse. I believe in keeping public lands public, providing health insurance to our gap population…connecting Idahoans with good paying jobs in thriving towns.”
More information: https://www.facebook.com/laureneforlegislature/
Rep. Troy is seeking re-election. “I am a fifth generation Idaho farm girl,” she said. “I know how to pick rocks and build fence. My daughters are the fourth generation in my family to graduate from the University of Idaho, and I work very hard to represent Latah and Benway County and it is my honor and privilege to do so.”
More information: http://www.troyforidaho.com/
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Posted April 30, 2018