Hundreds at Boise’s Dist. 18 Campaign Kickoff

Idaho Dems in Boise’s Legislative District 18 got the whole neighborhood out for a barbecue this week.

d18 crowd 2014Don’t know what the official count was, but there were likely more than 400 folks.

 

And they were all there for a free barbecue and drinks and to meet the exceptional team of legislators from District 18.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter hands the mic off to AJ Balukoff.
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter hands the mic off to AJ Balukoff.

 

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter revved up his hometown crowd and introduced the man who will be Idaho’s next governor if we all pitch in and help: AJ Balukoff.

AJ Balukoff let the crowd know that the folks in Idaho are looking for someone to pull Idaho off the bottom in education investment, family income and minimum wage jobs.

He said he’s had Idahoans telling him that they want a governor who works hard, tells the truth and puts people first, which is his campaign’s motto!

Then, the District 18 legislators–each one an outstanding Idaho Democrat–took their turns:

Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking

Rep. Phylis King
Rep. Phylis King

Rep. Ilana Rubel
Rep. Ilana Rubel

Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, who moved from the House to the Senate this year to fill a vacancy; Rep. Ilana Rubel, who is running for her first election after making a standout debut in this year’s Legislature; and, Rep. Phylis King who is the senior member of the district.

Sure, folks wanted to meet their legislators, but you don’t draw this kind of crowd without a whole bunch of hard work from dedicated Idaho Dems.

D18 Chair John Goetsche
D18 Chair John Goetsche

Brook Greene (L) and Beth Oppenheimer helped organize this event.
Brook Greene (L) and Beth Oppenheimer helped organize this event.

The Legislative District 18 Chair, John Goetsche, runs one of the most effective and vibrant districts in the state.

His leadership, and the enthusiasm for strong legislators who represent their constituents well, has drawn energetic volunteers who made this picnic a success.

Another awesome organizer, Morgan Miller.
Another awesome organizer, Morgan Miller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy more photos of folks who enjoyed this event and made it a success!

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Friends!

 

 

Friends!
Friends!

AJ Balukoff and supporters.
AJ Balukoff and supporters.

#cutebabiesforwoodings
#cutebabiesforwoodings

Mayor Dave Bieter in a constituent's selfie.
Mayor Dave Bieter in a constituent’s selfie.

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