Current Events

Current Events

Idahos Gubernatorial Election

Idaho’s governor, Butch Otter has been governor of the state of Idaho since January 1st 2007. He was elected as Idaho's governor November of 2006, and took place as Idaho’s governor in January. In the upcoming election this year of 2018, Governor Butch Otter announced he will not be running again. So Idaho's next governor will be elected in November this year, and by the beginning of 2019 Idaho will have a new governor. Paulette Jordan, one of the people who spoke to Kuna High School for our assembly about awareness of gun violence, is one of the Democratic nominees for Idaho's next governor, along with A.J Balukoff who’s mission to improve healthcare in Idaho has made him a very popular candidate, Troy Minton, a man who made headlines nationally for being being homeless, and promoting his campaign while simultaneously in jail, and Peter Dill and Idaho lawyer and farmer. The Republican nominees for the Idaho State Gubernatorial election are Tommy Ahlquist, whose impressive record has made him, Harley Brown, Ben Cannady Dalton,  Raúl Labrador, HyDee Liebelt,  Brad Little, Lisa Marie, Steve Pankey, Sidney Taylor, and  Steven Tingey. So there are lots of different people running, but one of them will be Idaho’s next governor.