Cherie Buckner-Webb to run for Senate

PRESS RELEASE

Cherie Buckner-Webb

Candidate

For Idaho State Senate, District 19

Boise – Cherie Buckner-Webb, Democrat, an  Idaho State Representative from District 19, has announced that she will run for the Idaho Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Nicole LeFavour, also a Democrat, who has decided not to run for a fifth term in the Legislature. Senator LaFavour has endorsed Buckner-Webb’s candidacy, “I leave the Senate excited to know that Representative Cherie Buckner-Webb will seek election to my seat this year. Cherie brings a huge depth of knowledge, passion and power to the Senate and I know my colleagues and our district knows her to be an amazingly effective advocate for the issues I have cared about all these years”.

“Following discussions with Democratic leaders within and others outside the Legislature, I will file for the Senate seat in District 19 and look forward to working collaboratively to effectively serve my constituents.   I do so acknowledging the greats who have preceded me:  Senators Gail Bray, Sue Reents, Betsy Dunklin, Mike Burkett and Nicole LeFavour”, Buckner-Webb said.  An experienced business professional and community activist, she will continue to use her voice in the Legislature to advocate for fairness for all citizens, a business environment that contributes to a strong economy, and for conservation and environmental policies that benefit all.

Currently, Ms. Buckner-Webb serves on the State Affairs and Local Government Committees in the House of Representatives.

She is a fifth generation Idahoan, a small business owner and founder of Sojourner Coaching. She is an active community volunteer, with a long history of serving as a board member with a numerous  organizations.

Buckner-Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Fox University and a Master of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. She is married to the Reverend Henry Webb, and is has two sons and one granddaughter.

Contact:

Mike Silva

208.573.0623

msilva@creative-arts.com

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