RLCID-PAC Announces Primary Candidate Endorsements

The following is excerpted from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho website.

April 25, 2014 Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho (RLCID) Releases First Round of 2014 Endorsements

RLCID-PAC, the candidate endorsement arm of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho, today announced their first round of endorsements for the 2014 campaign cycle after the board of directors exhaustively spent over two weeks reviewing comprehensive candidate questionnaires, incumbent voting records, and recorded interviews and forums. Under consideration were candidates for statewide constitutional offices and state legislative seats.

RLCID-PAC is excited to be supporting such a strong group of pro-liberty, pro-business, limited-government candidates in the 2014 election cycle. These candidates worked very hard to earn the RLCID-PAC endorsement and we look forward to supporting and working with these candidates in the coming weeks. We thank all of the candidates who submitted a candidate questionnaire for consideration of endorsement.

As a final step in securing the RLCID-PAC endorsement, each candidate was required to sign the RLC Liberty Compact.

The Liberty Compact

I pledge to the citizens of this state, and to the American people, that as their elected representative I will work to restore liberty, not restrict it; shrink government, not expand it; reduce taxes, not raise them; abolish programs, not create them; promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives; and observe the limited, enumerated powers of our Constitution, not ignore them.

For more information please contact Karen Calisterio, RLCID/RLCID-PAC Chairman – chair@rlcid.org

2014 RLCID Endorsed Candidates (Round One)



Governor: Russ Fulcher
Lt Governor: Jim Chmelik
Attorney General: Chris Troupis
Secretary of State: Lawerence Denney
Controller: Todd Hatfield
Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Eynon

Legislative Positions

District 1 – Senate Danielle Ahrens
District 1 – Representative A Heather Scott
District 1 – Representative B Sage Dixon
District 2 – Representative A Vito Barbieri
District 3 – Senate Bob Nonini
District 3 – Representative A Ron Mendive
District 4 – Representative A Toby Schindelbeck
District 4 – Representative B Kathleen Sims
District 5 – Senate John Carlson
District 7 – Senate Sheryl Nuxoll
District 7 – Representative A Shannon McMillan
District 8 – Representative B Lenore Barrett
District 9 – Senate Monty Pearce
District 9 – Representative A Howard Rynearson
District 9 – Representative B Judy Boyle
District 12 – Senate Lee Rice
District 12 – Representative A Roger Hunt
District 12 – Representative B Robert Muse
District 15 – Senate Diego Rodriguez
District 15 – Representative B Jason Robinson
District 16 – Senate Joel Robinson
District 16 – Representative A Rosann Wiltse
District 18 – Senate Edward Dindinger
District 19 – Senate Tony Snesko
District 21 – Senate Cliff Bayer
District 21 – Representative A Steven Harris
District 22 – Representative B Pete Nielsen
District 28 – Representative B Lance Earl
District 34 – Senate Scott O. Smith
District 34 – Representative A Ron Nate

Letter to the Editor: Senator Nonini’s assistance to our family in a time of crisis and need was invaluable

I received this letter that was submitted to the editor of the Coeur d’Alene Press from a couple that I was able to assist with some insurance issues.

April 30, 2014

My husband and I had a disagreement with our insurance agent and we were faced with a crises. We filed a complaint with the Idaho Department of Insurance in Boise, Idaho. Knowing that we were located in Coeur d Alene, the agent at the Department of Insurance in Boise recommended calling Bob Nonini, he is an “amazing Senator for the people.” So I did call our Senator, Bob Nonini. His wife Cathyanne answered the phone; Bob Nonini talked to me for an hour and a half from his home about our health insurance issue.

I am writing to document who Bob Nonini is and to thank him. More imperative than that, Bob Nonini is an individual who has taken the time, effort and patience to take care of the people in our community.

Thank you Bob.

Kristin and Bob Stueve
Coeur d Alene

Here is what Idaho Senate Leadership says about Bob

“Senator Bob Nonini has been an effective lawmaker throughout his legislative career. As a solid conservative, Bob has represented the people of his district with distinction. We are fortunate to have Bob in the legislature and urge his constituents to return him to the Idaho State Senate!”
~ Senator Brent Hill, Senate Pro-Tem

“Bob Nonini’s passion for conservative principles and issues is well known in Idaho’s Capitol. Although Bob is new to the Senate after having served 8 years in the House, Senator Nonini’s effective approach this year helped the Idaho Senate in immeasurable ways. I look forward to that continued association. I’ve learned to count on Bob, and I believe Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene should too.”
~ Senator Bart Davis, Senate Majority Leader

“I am supporting Senator Nonini because he represents his constituents with passion and integrity!”
~ Senator Chuck Winder, Senate Assistant Majority Leader

Senator Nonini Supporters

Senator Nonini is recognized as a Champion of Economic Development and is supported by the following:

  • River City Paint
  • LCF Enterprises
  • Farm Bureau
  • Rivers Edge Orthopedics
  • North Idaho Neurosurgery & Spine
  • Michael Drager, DPM
  • MPMP Inc.
  • Pleasant View Surgery Center
  • North West Property Owners Association
  • Discover Technology
  • Micron Technology
  • Idaho Chooses Life
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources PAC
  • Professional Firefighters of Idaho
  • Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Local 2856
  • Coeur d’Alene Greyhound Park & Event Center
  • Idaho Veneer
  • Potlach Corporation
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Stimson Lumber Co.
  • BNSF Railway
  • Jacklin Seed
  • Grace Tree Service
  • Kokomo Marketing, Inc.
  • Idaho Potato Industry
  • Avista Corporation
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Medicine Man Pharmacy
  • Riley & Associates
  • Winning for Idaho
  • Heater Craft
  • Hagadone Corporation (Idaho Committee on Hospitality & Sports)
  • John F. Magnuson, Attorney at Law
  • Reliant Northwest LLC
  • IDABANK PAC State Fund
  • DM & JW Investments LLC
  • Donald Gary, Attorney at Law, CPA

Letter to the Editor: Candidate Surveys are Important

This letter to the editor was submitted by Kootenai County Republican Central Committee secretary Sheila Waller.

Call the Republican Party platform survey a loyalty oath or a litmus test if you will but I believe that it provides a great starting point to vet candidates that aspire to the Party’s nomination as a candidate in the November general election. Candidates who responded to the survey gave voters a basis to decide how closely a candidate agrees with their own viewpoint. In the District 3 State Senator race, two candidates were given an opportunity to state their level of agreement with the Republican Party platform. However, only one of the candidates completed the survey. That candidate is Senator Bob Nonini. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Mr. Nonini and his level of agreement with the GOP Platform, at least one can be assured where he stands. The candidate who did not complete the survey has done the voters a disservice. He has not indicated his level of agreement with the Platform of the Party from whom he is seeking nomination. There is therefore no information on which to vet this candidate with respect to the Platform. Senator Nonini has represented my views in the Idaho Senate very well. He has declared where he stands regarding the planks of the Republican Party platform. The Idaho Freedom Foundation has ranked him Number 6 (out of 35 Senators) on their 2014 Freedom Index. This May 20th, my vote will be going to Senator Bob Nonini for District 3 State Senator. I urge you to support Senator Nonini with your vote also.