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Broadsword to seek re-election

STATE SENATOR JOYCE BROADSWORD

ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION CANDIDACY

 

March 18, 2010—Sagle.  Senator Joyce Broadsword today announced that she will stand for re-election to the Idaho State Senate for Legislative District 2.  The district includes all of Benewah and Shoshone Counties in addition to portions of Bonner and Kootenai Counties.  Broadsword is a Republican and a 30 year resident of Sagle.

 

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people of District 2. As a north Idaho native, whose family has been in the state for over a hundred and ten years, I believe that my deep roots have helped me during my time in the State Senate consistently and accurately represent the issues and concerns of my constituents, as well as all the people of North Idaho.  If re-elected I will continue to work hard to not only preserve the freedoms our citizens hold most dear, but expand them as well.”

 

Senator Broadsword is a four year member of the powerful Joint Appropriations Finance Committee (JFAC), which consists of 10 Senators and 10 Representatives.  JFAC sets all agency and department budgets. 

 

Broadsword continued, “I am proud of the work I have done in the Legislature and the legislation I have sponsored, particularly the Castle Doctrine—a bill, now law that guarantees the right of Idahoans to protect themselves, their family or their property with force if necessary.”   

 

First elected in 2004, she serves as vice-chair of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee and sits on the Senate Transportation Committee, where she has been successful in ensuring that GARVEE funds have been used in the expansion of US95 from Garwood to Sagle and Worley to Setters Road. 

 

Senator Broadsword is a member of the Western Legislative Forestry Task Force.  This important organization consists of state legislators from Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho; as well as British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.  Its purpose is to address the issues affecting the timber industry and to exchange ideas between legislators which will advance the interests of this critical industry.

 

Joyce Broadsword has lived and worked in Bonner County her entire life and is a graduate of Sandpoint High School.  Her family has worked the land for generations and she and her brother have owned and operated Northern Log Homes in Ponderay for over 30 years. Broadsword owns and operates a courier service for a regional medical laboratory.  She and her husband John have three grown sons and three grandchildren.

 

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