2022 Election Endorsements

The environment is our issue

Announcing our 2022 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 39 candidates running for legislative and county races across the state who we believe will be the strongest advocates for conservation policy. 

2022 Endorsements (Click to View)

About Our Endorsement Process

To 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.

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Ada County Highway District (ACHD)

Miranda Gold

ACHD
Commissioner (Ada County)

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County Commissioners

Tom Lamar

Latah County Commissioner

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Bob Heneage

Teton County Commissioner

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Michael Whitfield

Teton County Commissioner

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Erin Greaves

Valley County Commissioner

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District 2

Tom Stroschein

State Representative, District 2

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District 6

David Nelson

State Senate, District 16

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Trish Carter-Goodheart

State
Representative, District 6

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Tim Gresback

State
Representative, District 6

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District 8

Geoff Schroeder

State Senate, District 8

Matt Bundy

State
Representative, District 8

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District 10

Bob Solomon

State Senate, District 10

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District 11

Toni Ferro

State Senate, District 11

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Marisela Pesina

State
Representative, District 11

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District 14

Shelley Brock

State
Representative, District 14

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District 15

Rick Just

State Senate, District 15

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Jeff Nafsinger

State Representative, District 15

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Steve Berch

State
Representative, District 15

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District 16

Ali Rabe

State Senate, District 16

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Sonia Galaviz

State
Representative, District 16

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Colin Nash

State
Representative, District 16

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District 17

Carrie Semmelroth

State Senate, District 17

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District 18

Janie Ward-Engelking

State Senate, District 18

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Brooke Green

State
Representative, District 18

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Ilana Rubel

State
Representative, District 18

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District 19

Melissa Wintrow

State Senate, District 19

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Chris Mathias

State
Representative, District 19

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Lauren Neocochea

State
Representative, District 19

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District 21

James Petzke

State
Representative, District 21

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District 22

Natalie MacLachlan

State
Representative, District 22

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District 26

Laurie Lickley

State Senate, District 26

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Ned Burns

State
Representative, District 26

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Karma Metzler-Fitzgerald

State
Representative, District 26

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District 29

James Ruchti

State Senate, District 29

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Nate Roberts

State
Representative, District 29

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District 31

Jerald Raymond

State Representative, District 31

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District 33

Miranda Marquit

State Representative, District 33

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District 34

Brit Raybould

State
Representative, District 34

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District 35

Josh Wheeler

State Representative, District 33

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