Democratic Candidate for State Representative, Legislative District 4B, Campaign 2012
I sincerely thank all of you who cast your ballots for myself on my first attempt to win a seat as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. Together we helped to represent some strong democratic principles that are much needed for the state of Idaho. I am continuing to work on some significant political projects. These projects include:
1) Arranging local meetings that work toward bringing "more sustainable" jobs to Coeur d'Alene. Jobs that are of varied skill levels that will have a more lasting impact on our economic future.
2) Initiating meetings to form a Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program in Coeur d'Alene beginning in September 2013.
3) Helping to write an Initiative for the 2014 ballot to incrementally increase the minimum wage in Idaho.
I have a new website that I would encourage citizens to participate in called "Sustainable Economies NorthWest". Visit the link on this page and see all the potential sources you might participate in to help bring Coeur d'Alene and the state of Idaho into the 21st century and a more secure future. The website is designed to encourage communication and funding for new local businesses as they relate to a more vibrant and "more sustainable economy".
During my campaign of 2012 I spoke with over 2,500 voters on many issues. I am aware that many potential voters are not participating in the democratic process and so I plan along with some of my colleagues to work on registering more voters in 2013-2014. If we are to become a more resilient economy, we definitely need better representation in the legislature. I have not ruled out the possibility of running again as a candidate in District 4. I feel strongly that a Representative or Senator who represents this district should be more aware of how the citizens in the city of Coeur d'Alene are actually succeeding or failing in relation to other cities or states. Currently Idaho is ranked last, below all states, in wage compensation for workers. This is not acceptable. Click here to read more at the Spokesman Review.Anne Nesse