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Who is Jim Woodward

Growing up in Bonner County and Boundary County, and having lived here more than three decades, I’ve had the opportunity to learn, work, and play here. I graduated from Bonners Ferry High School and went on to the University of Idaho where I earned a degree in mechanical engineering. My Idaho education laid the foundation for a career in the Navy, full time initially and as a reservist later, for a total of twenty-one years of military service. I’ve worked locally in the construction industry since 2000.  Currently, I own and operate Apex Construction Services, a heavy construction and excavating company, established in 2008.

Jim enjoys working and playing outdoors in our valleys, mountains and lakes. His interests and activities include:

Outdoors enthusiast – Hiking, motorcycle riding off-road and on the street, scuba diving, mountain and road bicycling, boating

Other interests – Reading, woodworking, metalworking

Avid runner – from 19 yrs of age up to the point of a hip replacement at age 42 (Not from the running!)

Private pilot as of January 2017 – currently around 130 hrs and still flying safely. Thanks to Wayne Sommers for teaching me and Dave Parker for creating the learning environment.

Community Volunteer Projects
  • Safety marker piling adjacent the Long Bridge with the Long Bridge Swim organization
  • Memorial Field tear down prior to construction of the new stadium
  • Third St. pier piling removal
  • Forest Service trail cleanup projects through the snowmobile club and motorcycle group
APEX Construction Services natural resource restoration projects:
  • Lightning Creek stream habitat 
    – U.S. Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation
  • Curley Ck wetland restoration
    – Bonners Ferry Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Grouse Ck stream bank stabilization
    – Sandpoint Natural Resource Conservation Service
Local construction projects:
  • Sand Creek boardwalk Phase II  – City of Sandpoint
I’m running for the District 1 State Senate seat to preserve and enhance the quality of life we enjoy in North Idaho.  We have friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and diverse economic opportunities.  I’d like to see the next generation of Idahoans enjoy what we call home.

The Woodward Family

Brenda has been an educator from the beginning.  She worked as a tutor while attending the University of Idaho.  From there she went on to teach at the University of Washington, Shoreline Community College, Edmonds Community College, Schenectady Community College, and Coeur d’Alene High School.  Brenda has volunteered extensively at all grade levels in the Lake Pend O’reille school district and served as the district volunteer coordinator through a PAFE grant.  Currently she is the science teacher at Lake Pend O’reille High School.  During the summer months, she can be found selling baked goods at the Sandpoint Farmers’ Market, applying her chemistry degree in a tasty manner.

Avery is a 2017 Sandpoint High School graduate, headed to the University of Idaho for the fall semester.

Anna will be a sixth grader at Farmin-Stidwell in the coming school year.

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