Ada County Commissioner Paul Woods and Idaho State Senator Mike Burkett have endorsed Barack Obama for President!
For months now, we have seen the wave of enthusiasm grow and spread across Idaho for Barack Obama! We have seen thousands join the effort as supporters and volunteers. This week, Barack Obama scored several more key endorsements from prominent Democratic public officials in our capital city!
Ada County Commissioner Paul Woods is serving his first term as Ada County Commissioner (elected in 2006). He has worked hard to sustain Ada County's quality of life, restore cooperative governance, fight & treat substance abuse, and monitor and assist planned community efforts in Boise and surrounding areas. Commissioner Woods supports Barack Obama for President.
State Senator Mike Burkett has served proudly as the District 19 Senator in Boise, ID, since 2002. In prior years, Sen. Burkett has acted as the Assistant Minority Leader and also served several terms in the Idaho State Legislature between 1988-1992. For many years, he has worked hard to represent the citizens of District 19 and the State of Idaho by improving access and affordability to education and improve our quality way of life. Sen. Burkett supports Barack Obama for President.
For a full listing of recent Idaho Public Official endorsements of Barack Obama, please visit our Endorsement Page.
In This Together...
Earlier this month, I traveled with 6 other Obama supporters from Idaho to Elko, Nevada, where we spent the weekend assisting the Obama efforts. Nevada is the third State to vote (following Iowa and New Hampshire) and is a caucus state like Idaho. This weekend, another band of supporters will leave Idaho to assist the efforts in Nevada. This will be the FIFTH trip made by Obama supporters in Idaho to assist our neighbor state. Nevada intends to send volunteers to Idaho and return the favor following their January caucus.
Something special about the Obama campaign is the common agreement between supporters that we are "all in this together". Each State is not fending for themselves. We are working together, as a team, with a common purpose and goal to elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States because only together will we achieve success. If you would like to go to Elko this week, please call the Obama Headquarters Office in Boise at 208-345-6210.
I would also like to wish a sad farewell to Joey Bristol. Joey has been in Idaho for over 2 months now acting as the Idaho Field Director. He leaves this weekend for Iowa and then begins a full-time career with the State Department in Washington, D.C. He leaves the Idaho efforts in a much stronger position than when he arrived. Thank you Joey, you will be missed! (The Obama campaign intends to send additional staff to Idaho in early January.)