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Idaho State House District 5 A

Idaho House of Representatives members serve a 2-year term and are responsible for translating the public will into public policy for the state, levying taxes, appropriating public funds, and overseeing the administration of state agencies. These responsibilities are carried out through the legislative process — laws passed by elected representatives of the people, legislators.

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    Ron Mendive
    (Rep)

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    Kristy Reed-Johnson
    (Dem)

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1. What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

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Campaign Phone (208) 777-1588
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Campaign Website KristyforIdaho5A.org
I hope to be a courageous voice for all the people of District 5 who want the Legislature to focus on the needs of “We the People” instead of the cowardice of the current legislator who genuflects to powerful, moneyed lobbyists.
I actually understand the Legislative process. I sit on the Aquifer Protection District Board which is both a budget and policy committee which reports to the Board of County Commissioners. I have been in this position since 2007. I am a 20year member of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce. I am active in several community organizations. I am also a substitute teacher in the Post Falls School District.
The most significant challenge facing Idaho is the tightening grip of an extremist group of political activists on the far right of the spectrum. They are screaming about their freedom while threatening woman’s health, librarian’s book selections, and teacher’s ability to teach truthful history. CRT is not taught in Idaho Public Schools. What to do? Stand up. Tell the truth. We also have a housing crisis in North Idaho. Rents and home ownership (if available) are unaffordable for much of our critical workforce including teachers, firefighters, and police, never mind service workers. One of my ideas is to create a "rent to own" pathway where rent mimics mortage payments, and you build "equity" with your rent payments.
North Idaho is a remarkable place. We defeated the Aryan Nations who came here 20 years ago. We will not succumb to the hate and vitriol espoused by the current Christian Nationalists. I was chased off the freeway, through the back streets of Post Falls (ID) by a young white male who pulled up beside me and told me to "Get out of Idaho" because of the "socialist" stickers I had on my back window. He had New York license plates still on his car! This is not how native North Idahoans behave. I promise to be brave, truthful, and stand up to the bullies. All of the donations to my campaign have been from friends, family, and working people who need a voice in the Idaho legislature. I appreciate your vote, but I cherish your trust.