Republican challenger thinks District 26 race will be close with a high voter turnout

Republican challenger thinks District 26 race will be close with a high voter turnout

District 26 House Seat B race (SK) TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – The District 26 race for House Seat B is a battle between a lifetime educator who is also a Democrat and the incumbent and a Republican businessman from California. Sally Toone of Gooding is the Democrat incumbent for House Seat B in District 26, and she feels like she has accomplished a lot in her two terms as the district representative. “I was able to work on a medical and ambulance access bill for Lincoln County. Lincoln County is one of nine ambulance districts in the state of Idaho that doesn’t have a hospital in its district,” Toone said."I have also updated Idaho’s “Samaritan Law”. However, in her reelection bid, Toone is talking about what the Gem State needs to do for middle-class families. “Our state has so much to offer and right now I can’t honestly say the young people have those opportunities to stay in Idaho. We are losing them to jobs out of state,” Toone said. She said Idaho is one of the lowest-paid states in the union for wages, and she doesn’t believe that $7.25 at the federal level is a “realistic goal" for families. “We have priced some of our housing out of reach for young families. We have to raise wages. It does not mean we have to mandate it,” Toone said. She said she would also like to see programs in place so Idaho can develop a skilled workforce, and […]

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