Jim Woodward, long-time Bonner and Boundary County resident, is announcing his candidacy for the recently opened Legislative District 1 State Senate seat.
“With Senator Keough not running for re-election, there is a void to fill. I’m ready to take on the decision-making tasks we face in District 1, looking for common sense, logical and efficient solutions to problems. I will focus on infrastructure and education, two of the main roles of Idaho state government.”
Woodward lives in Sagle, where he owns and operates APEX Construction Services, specializing in heavy construction and excavation. He is currently a Northern Lights electric cooperative board member, representing an area in the southwest portion of the electric system from Athol to Priest River.
“I look forward to meeting or hearing from as many people as possible in District 1 to understand their ideas and concerns regarding the work of the legislature and how it affects us. My background as a small business owner, combined with government experience earned through twenty-one years of combined active and reserve naval service, as well as an engineering degree, qualifies me to represent the constituents of District 1.”
Woodward is a Republican, running unopposed at this point. The Primary election is May of 2018.
Incumbent State Senator Shawn Keough is supporting Woodward.
“I endorse Jim Woodward for the Idaho State Senate District One seat. Jim is a 2nd generation resident of our area, attended our public schools, graduated from the University of Idaho and served our Country in the United States Navy. Jim is a small business owner, his wife, Brenda, teaches in our public schools and they are raising their family here. Jim’s deep roots in our area and his commitment to our north Idaho values coupled with his background and service to our Country give him the experience needed to represent us in the Idaho State Senate. I support Jim 100% and hope you will join me in voting to send him to represent us in Boise.”