2021 Election Endorsements

The environment is our issue

Announcing our 2021 endorsements


Like you, all of us here at Conservation Voters for Idaho share a deep passion for protecting Idaho’s environment and, like you, we know that the best chance we have in that endeavor is to elect strong conservation champions to office.

We’ve endorsed 15 candidates running for city council and mayoral seats across the state who we believe will be the strongest advocates for conservation policy. 

2021 Endorsements (Click to View)


During the 2020 legislative session, the State passed a bill (HB413) requiring cities with populations over 100,000 people to create districts for City Council elections. 2021 is the first year for Boiseans to vote under newly designed districts. To find your district and see what City Council candidates will be on your ballot, click here

Lisa Sanchez

Boise City Council, District 3


Holli Woodings

Boise City Council, District 5


Vote YES for Boise's Water Renewal Bond

Passing the Boise Water Bond gives the city the flexibility to pursue thoughtful water policy such as reuse and aquifer recharge, spreads the costs fairly across all users of the system, and is predicted to be less expensive in the long run than the non-bond alternative.

More Information Here


Kathryn Goldman

Bellevue City Council

Chris Johnson

Bellevue City Council


Florina Ruvio

Caldwell City Council, Seat 2


Jarom Wagoner

Caldwell Mayor


Heidi Husbands

Hailey City Council, Seat 1

Kaz Thea

Hailey City Council, Seat 2


Idaho Falls

Jim Francis

Idaho Falls City Council, Seat 4


Jim Freeman

Idaho Falls City Council, Seat 6


Rebecca Casper

Idaho Falls Mayor



Amanda Breen

Ketchum City Council


Courtney Hamilton

Ketchum City Council




Rosie Soto Mustic

Nampa City Council, Seat 5


Linda Leeuwrik

Pocatello City Council, Seat 5


How to vote

The November 2 Election will be here before you know it. Make sure you’re registered and have a plan to vote. 

About Our Endorsement Process

o ensure Conservation Voters for Idaho endorses the best possible conservation candidates, our volunteer Board of Directors with staff support conduct a multi-step review process and criteria for selection. 

Candidates are evaluated along the following criteria: knowledge of conservation issues, potential effectiveness to advance conservation issues if/when elected to office and propensity to be a true champion on our issues. “Best” conservation candidates are not just those candidates who represent themselves as the most pro-environment, but who will best advance the effort to protect Idaho’s environment. As a bipartisan organization, we select candidates regardless of political party. 

Our endorsement begins at the staff level where campaign staff distribute questionnaires to candidates across the state. All candidates are invited to participate in the process and fill out the questionnaire. Questionnaire responses are evaluated by our Endorsement Task Force, which is composed of select members of the Conservation Voters for Idaho Board of Directors and supported by staff. If the task force needs further clarification from the questionnaire responses, follow up activities occur which could include in-person interviews or reference checks.

Based on the questionnaire responses, the personal interview, candidate’s platforms on conservation issues and other criteria guidelines listed above, the Endorsement Task Force votes on their endorsement recommendations. Those approved recommendations are then taken to Conservation Voters for Idaho’s Board of Directors for a final vote.