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Registered voters must present a valid photo ID at the polls in order to vote. If you are not able to show an acceptable ID, you are given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. Valid ID can be:
  • Current Idaho driver’s license or identification card
  • Current U.S. Passport or Federal photo Identification card
  • Current Tribal Identification card
  • Current concealed weapons license issued by a County Sheriff in Idaho

Other Notes:
These Candidates have been evaluated by their legislative history where available and by questionnaires and personal interaction with ConservativesOf: representatives and pastors in Treasure Valley. We focus mostly on Moral Issues, Do they have a grasp on Non-Socialistic Principles & Character Issues. We tend to avoid issues that are clearly not moral issues e.g. pot holes. We will accept character over experience, believing that experience can be learned, but character doesn’t change unless one comes face to face with our Savior.

Remember, Representative Government means the Representative votes their conscience and not what the masses want them to do (if they did that, it would be a Democracy or as the founding fathers called it: A Mobocracy).

While we realize that in some cases certain candidates are not ideal by any stretch of the imagination, we most often recommend that voters vote for the least problematic candidate as opposed to abstaining and potentially defaulting the election to the more liberal candidate(s) (except in the case of uncontested races with bad candidates).

What if you disagree with the candidate chosen here? That’s great. We encourage dialog and want to hear from you. Please articulate and document all factual issues by email to disagree@vacaction.org It will be passed on to the vetting team who can and has changed recommendations. 

This is a preliminary listing and may be modified or added to in the weeks to come should more information about candidates come to light. Please refer back to this page once voting begins on Oct 23, 2023.

Important Note
While you need to vote at a minimum, it is not enough to merely vote for a candidate. The real battle is in GETTING OUT THE VOTE on a broader scale. Progressives mobilize their voter base utilizing paid union workers – the teacher’s union, etc., WOKE ideologues, and misguided constituents. We cannot assume we’ll win elections by taking a passive approach or limiting our participation to voting alone.

The Pastors’ Legislative Advisory Council (PLACE), the Values Advocacy Council Action, and ConservativesOf: City, County, District, and State Chapters ask that your Constitutionally minded Biblically based Conservative churches, families, friends, and neighbors join with us either through their own church ministries 501c4 branches or through ConservativesOf: Campaign Teams and Action Groups to go door to door and help GET OUT THE VOTE for our Biblically-minded Conservative candidates and / or recommended candidates. This is a great experience for family members of all ages. Homes for door knocking are selected based on their registration, ensuring you’ll be contacting generally likeminded, friendly voters in your efforts. You’ll be joining other experienced campaigners and encouraging likeminded citizens in your communities to vote for candidates who align with our values as best reflected by candidates represented in our ConservativesOf: voter guide(s).

We also encourage you to host Candidate Meet & Greets and other events at your home while inviting your friends, family, and neighbors to attend, get involved, and GET OUT THE VOTE.

Please send an email to volunteer here, if we don’t act, innocents suffer:
VolunteerIdaho@vacmail.org

Legend:

★ Means: More or most Conservative than the alternatives

♢ Means: Marginally more Conservative or less Liberal / Progressive than the alternatives

Ada County

West Ada School District

Trustee Zone 2, 4-year term, Incumbent: Lucas Baclayon, More vetting needed to make a recommendation

Susie Schuetz

Lucas K. Baclayon

Trustee Zone 4 (shared with Canyon County), 4-year term, Incumbent: David Binetti

★ Miguel Deluna

Dave Binetti

Mari Gates

Trustee Zone 5, 4-year term, Incumbent: Rene Ozuna

★ Tom Moore

Rene Ozuna

Jeremy Cutler

Boise

Mayor, 4-year term

♢ Mike Masterson

Aaron Reis

Lauren McLean

Joe Evans

City Council District 1, 4-year term

★ Luci Willits

City Council District 2, 2-year term

★ Hillary Smith

Grant Burgoyne

Colin Nash

Jesse Gonzales

City Council District 3, 4-year term

★ Josh Johnston

Kathy Corless

Theresa Vawter

Chris Blanchard

City Council District 4, 2-year term

★ Janet Burke

Jordan Morales

Neil Mercer – Withdrawn

City Council District 5, 4-year term, All bad – Recommend Abstain

Jeremy Gugino

Meredith Stead

City Council District 6, 2-year term, All bad – Recommend Abstain

Jimmy Hallyburton

Eagle

Mayor, 4-year term

★ Jason Pierce (Incumbent)

Marc Degl’Innocenti

Brad Pike

Stan Ridgeway

Two Council Seats, 4-year terms, Incumbents: Charlie Braun, Brad Pike, Note vote for 2 and ONLY 2

★ Mary May

★ Craig Kvamme

Christina Patterson

Robert Imhoff

Christopher Hadden

Kurt Smith – Withdrawn

Eagle Fire Protection District

Commissioner sub-district 2, 4-year term

★ Nate Murphy

Clyde Dornier

Brian Simpson (Incumbent)

Garden City

Two Council Seats, 4-year terms, Incumbents: James Page & Russ Heller, there is only one conservative candidate. Vote for ONLY 1 as a vote for 2 could hurt the conservative candidate.

★ Kent Rasmussen

James Page (Incumbent)

Hannah Ball

Kuna

Mayor, 4-year term

★ Bobby Rossadillo

Joe Stear (Incumbent)

Cristin Sandu

Dave Szplett – Withdrawn

Two Council Seats, 4-year term, vote for only 1

★ Matt Biggs (Incumbent)

Greg McPherson (Incumbent)

Gail Zarr – Withdrawn

Kuna School District

Trustee Zone 1, 4-year term

★ Hillary S. Lowe

Joy Thomas (Incumbent)

Trustee Zone 2, 4-year term, More vetting needed to make a recommendation

Kristi Hardy

James (JD) Grant (Incumbent)

Trustee Zone 5 (shared with Canyon County), 4-year term, All bad – Recommend Abstain

Russell L. (Russ) Johnson (Incumbent)

Michael Thornton

Meridian

Mayor, 4-year term

★ Mike Hon

Robert E. Simison (Incumbent)

City Council Seat 2, 4-year term

♢ Brad Hoaglun

Elizabeth “Liz” Strader (Incumbent)

City Council Seat 3, 4-year term. Incumbent: Brad Hoaglun who is now running for Seat 2 (see above). Both Conservative – Vote your preference

★ Bill Chandler

★ Doug Taylor

City Council Seat 4, 2-year term, All bad – Recommend Abstain

John Overton (Incumbent)

City Council Seat 5, 4-year term. Incumbent: Jessica L Perreault

★ Todd Ebeling

Anne Little Roberts

Star

Mayor, 4-year term, Both Conservative – Vote your preference

★ Trevor A. Chadwick (Incumbent)

★ Michele Miles

Council Seat 1, 4-year term. More vetting needed to make a recommendation

Kevin L. Nielsen (Incumbent)

Council Seat 2, 4-year term. More vetting needed to make a recommendation

Jennifer A. Salmonsen (Incumbent)

 

Canyon County

West Ada School District (shared with Canyon County)

Trustee Zone 2, 4-year term

★ Miguel Deluna

Dave Binetti (Incumbent)

Mari Gates

Nampa

City Council Seat 2 [Troy Keith & Natalie Jangula are both conservatives running for seat 2. Jangula is also the incumbent in Seat 3 and wishes to move to Seat 2. We are strategically suggesting Troy Keith in this race because if he’s elected, Natalie will retain her position in Seat 3. We feel it is better to have 2 conservatives occupying both seats as opposed to risking seat 3 to an unknown appointment in a later election who could potentially not be conservative.]

★ Troy Keith

Natalie Jangula

City Council Seat 4, All bad – Recommend Abstain

Dale Reynolds

Amy Hannu

City Council Seat 6

Sebastian Griffin

Margie Potter

★ Isacc Solis

Jennifer Niles

David Lambert

School Trustee Zone 1

★ Jay Duffy

Stephanie Binns

School Trustee Zone 2

★ David Jennings

Adam Schasel

Fire Sub District 2

★ Cameron Alden

Paul Jones

Caldwell

City Council Seat 4

★ John Carter

Becky Mitchell

Geoff Williams

City Council Seat 5

★ Ramzy Boutros

Chris Allgood

Christopher Mortenson

Florina Ruvio

City Council Seat 6

★ Scott Tilmant

Eric Phillips

Mike Dittenber

Dave Larson

School Trustee Zone 2

★ Ray Horrell

Manuel Godina

School Trustee Zone 3

★ Nicole Trakel

Travis Manning

School Trustee Zone 4

★ Nicole Hyland

Andrew Butler

Middleton

Mayor

★ Jackie Hutchison

Steve Rule

Tyson Sparrow

City Council – Two Seats 4 Year Term

★ Ray Waltemate

★ Timothy O’Meara

 

Gem County

Emmett

Emmett City Mayor: (VOTE FOR 1)

★ Gordon W. Petrie

Chuck Rolland

Emmett City Council: (VOTE FOR 3)

★ Tona Henderson

★ Tom Butler

★ Denise Sorenson

Jethro Batchelor

School Board Trustee – Vote for Three

★ Tim Brady

★ Mona Barnes

★ Janet Drake

Nita Barnard

Adam Buck

Mike Garner

D’on Waltermire

Derrick Oxnam

Qandryel Romrell

 

Elmore County

Mountain Home

Mayor

★ Misty Pierce

Shaun Brazell

Scott Conner

Rich Sykes

City Council – 4 Year Term – 2 seats up for election, but vote for only 1 as a vote for a second councilmember may hurt the conservative.

★ Jenny Wirkkala

Dan Dack

James Green

Scott Harjo

Brendan McCarthy

Mack Staterfield

 

Kootenai County

Coeur D’Alene

City Council Seat 1 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Brian Winkler

Christie Wood

City Council Seat 3 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Clark Albritton

Dan Gookin

City Council Seat 5 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Roger Garlock

Dan English

Rob Knutson

School District Zone 2 – 4 Year Term

★ Yasmin Harris

James McAndrew

Mike Stavish

School District Zone 3 – 4 Year Term

★ Matt Blatt

Heather Tenbrink

Dalton Gardens

City Council 4 Year Term – Vote for Two

★ Justin Pupinski

★ Susan Supp

Gary Sonnen

Hayden

Mayor

★ Luke Sommer

Alan Davis

City Council Seat 3 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Tom Shafer

Roger Saterfiel

Lakeland

School District Zone 1

★ Randi Bain

Kyle Olmstead

School District Zone 2 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Ramona Grissom

Cherish Hanson

School District Zone 3 – 4 Year Term – Vote for One

★ Michelle Thompson

Sheila Holfetz

Post Falls

Mayor

★ Mike Hill

W Greg Barr

John Lamb

Anthony Turrentine

City Council Seat 1

★ Samantha Steigleder

Robert Wilhelm

James Steffensen

City Council Seat 3

★ Joe Malloy

Rita Anderson

Kyle Storm

City Council Seat 5

★ Randy Westlund

Joseph Bodman

Cherilyn Bodman

Rathdrum

City Council Seat 2

★ Larry Sanders

Steven Adams

Molly Bauer

City Council Seat 4

★ John Hatcher

 

Payette County

New Plymouth Mayor: (VOTE FOR 1)

★ Lisa Binggeli

Ricky York

Payette City Council: (VOTE FOR UP TO 3)

★ Mike Kee

★ Daniel Lopez

Doug Henderson

Lori Steiniker

New Plymouth School District Trustee Zone 2: (VOTE FOR 1)

★ Dean Jones

Doug Rupp

New Plymouth City Council – 4 year term: (VOTE FOR 2)

★ Dana Ziemer

★ Josh Davis

Jacob Cunningham

Cora Kurth

Bill Warnke

New Plymouth City Council – 2 year term: (VOTE FOR 1)

★ Suzanne Evans

Debbie Mills-Smith

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