The dozen Ada County Democratic legislators are ready to get to work in the new year. In District 16 (Northwest Boise), Senator David Langhorst, Representative Margaret Henbest, and Les Bock will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 4 at 7 p.m., at Collister United Methodist Church, 4400 W. Taft.
In District 17 (the Boise Bench and BSU), Senator Elliot Werk and Representative Bill Killen will hold a pre-session forum the same night and same time at the Borah High School Library, 6001 Cassia St. (Rep. Sue Chew can't attend due to an orientation for freshmen women legislators scheduled at the same time.) These meetings are always informative and, of course, they are open to all. There are probably town meetings in Districts 18 and 19, too, but I don't have details on those.
Two evenings later, on Saturday, January 6, the Ada County Democrats will present "Democrats Under the Dome," the annual pre-legislature get-together. Guests of honor will be the incumbent Dem legislators (Mike Burkett, Henbest, Kate Kelly, Langhorst, Nicole LeFavour, Anne Pasley-Stuart, and Werk) plus the five newly elected Democrats: Bock, Chew, Branden Durst, Killen, and Phylis King. Cost is $25 per person for the event, set from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Piazza di Vino, 212 N. 9th St., Boise. To reserve your ticket, click here or call 331-2128.
The 2007 Idaho Legislature gets under way Monday, January 8.