As Election Day nears, here are Statesman Editorial Board’s choices
Need a recommendation before casting your vote in Idaho’s midterm election? Take a look at the candidates — both Republicans and Democrats — the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board has endorsed after thorough research, extensive interviews and consideration of Idaho’s best interest, and also how it stands on some key ballot initiatives.
The Idaho Statesman Editorial Board is separate from its newsroom. It’s a group of 7 individuals, including the Statesman’s publisher, who have interviewed the candidates and asked questions on behalf of the voters before coming up with independent recommendations.
Here’s how the Editorial Board’s ballot would look for the 2018 midterm election:
Paulette Jordan, Democrat
X- Brad Little, Republican
X - Kristin Collum, Democrat
Janice Mcgeachin, Republican
1ST DISTRICT CONGRESS
X - Russ Fulcher, Republican
Cristina Mcneil, Democrat
2ND DISTRICT CONGRESS
X - Mike Simpson, Republican
Aaron Swisher, Democrat
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
X - Cindy Wilson, Democrat
Sherri Ybarra, Republican
PROPOSITION 1 : HISTORICAL RACING Yes
PROPOSITION 2: MEDICAID EXPANSION
X - Yes
COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO PLANT LEVY
X - Yes
ACHD REGISTRATION FEE HIKE
XWant to know more about the candidates and ballot issues, and read the full endorsements? Go to Idahostatesman.com/ Opinion and visit the Idaho Statesman’s voter guide.
To hear more from the candidates in today’s edition, see Pages 10B-11B.