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Caldwell Chamber of Commerce plans legislative candidate forum Thursday

The rotunda at the Idaho Capitol on Jan. 17, 2022. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)
Otto Kitsinger
The rotunda at the Idaho Capitol on Jan. 17, 2022. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum for District 10 and District 11 legislative candidates in Canyon County on Thursday.

The three-hour candidate forum begins at 4 p.m. Thursday at the O’Connor Field House at the Caldwell Event Center, 2207 Blaine St., in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public, according to the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce’s website.

In District 10, there is one contested legislative race this year.

  • Republican Rep. Tammy Nichols and Democrat Bob Solomon are running for the district’s seat in the Idaho Senate. 

In District 11, there are three contested races.

  • Democrat Toni Ferro and Republican Chris Trakel are running for district’s seat in the Idaho Senate.
  • Democrat Robert Scoville and Republican Rep. Julie K. Yamamoto are running for Seat A in the Idaho House of Representatives. 
  • Republican Chris Allgood and Democrat Marisela Pesina are running for Seat B in the Idaho House of Representatives. 

Voting by absentee ballot is already open for the general election, while early voting begins Oct. 24. Election Day is Nov. 8, and polls will be open for in-person voting from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time.
All 105 seats in the Idaho Legislature, as well as all statewide offices including governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general are on the ballot this year.

To find out which legislative and congressional districts you live in, request an absentee ballot, double check whether you are registered to vote or to register to vote online, visit the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office’s election website

The 2023 legislative session begins Jan. 9 at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise with the governor’s annual State of the State address.

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