5 ma­jor races, 3 key ques­tions: Idaho can­di­dates ex­plain po­si­tions


The Idaho States­man’s Ed­i­to­rial Board asked the midterm elec­tion can­di­dates about their pri­or­i­ties, how they plan to be ad­vo­cates for Ida­hoans and im­por­tant is­sues fac­ing the state. Their an­swers to three of the board’s ques­tions are below and have been lightly edited for length and style.

To read more from the can­di­dates on the ques­tions posed by the Ed­i­to­rial Board, which op­er­ates sep­a­rately from the States­man re­porters and news­room, go to Ida­hostates­man.com.


un­fin­ished busi­ness in Con­gress, all im­por­tant to the peo­ple of Idaho’s first dis­trict. That be­ing said, the econ­omy is the most im­por­tant. From agri­cul­ture, forestry, min­ing, im­port costs, ex­port com­merce, busi­ness, la­bor short­ages, liv­ing wage, wages that lag be­hind in­creases in pro­duc­tiv­ity, job train­ing and health care costs — Idaho fam­i­lies de­pend on a vi­brant econ­omy. The con­cerns fac­ing the dis­trict are com­plex, ad­dress­ing the in­ter­re­lated is­sues of the econ­omy will be the most ben­e­fi­cial for CD1.

KATHER­INE JONES kjones@ida­hostates­man.com

Kristin Col­lum, Demo­cratic can­di­date for lieu­tenant gov­er­nor.

KATHER­INE JONES kjones@ida­hostates­man.com

Paulette Jor­dan, Demo­cratic can­di­date for Idaho gov­er­nor.

KATHER­INE JONES kjones@ida­hostates­man.com

Brad Lit­tle, Repub­li­can can­di­date for Idaho gov­er­nor.

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