Largest Attendance Ever at Valley County Democratic Picnic- August 22, 2018

Over 174 people attended the Valley County Democratic Picnic on the evening of August 22. All the local and statewide candidates attended and spoke. We also had a very successful pie auction. Larry LaRocco, former Congressman for Idaho  was a our auctioneer and John Schott was his assistant. Bill Thomas, Chair of the Valley County Democrats was M.C. Luke Henken, Idaho Democratic Party Development Director spoke about the role of the party in supporting candidates. 

Our local and statewide candidates spoke to the gathering: Paulette Jordon, Governor ; Kristin Collum, Lt. Governor; Dave Bingaman, Valley County Commissioner; Jon Glick, Idaho House District 8A; Christian McNeil, Congress; Cindy Wilson, Superintendent of Schools and Jill Humble, Secretary of State. 

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Fundraiser for Dave Bingaman- Jeff Crosby- Thursday August 2

Benefit for Dave Bingaman for Valley County Commissioner

An Evening W/ Jeff Crosby and the Refugee’
Jug Mountain Ranch!

Thursday, August 2, 6:00-9 pm

Food and drinks available for purchase.

All proceeds (after event costs) to benefit the campaign to elect Dave Bingaman as your next Valley County Commissioner.

For tickets go to…


Week of July 4th Democratic Supported Events

Families Belong Together March- Mccall

Saturday, June 30-  10 am

Meet at corner of East Lake Street (Rt 55) and Pine Street

“Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. But we won’t allow it to continue. On June 30, we’re rallying around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!

Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics.
Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together!”


BBQ for Jill Humbell Secretary of State

& Christina McNeil for Congress

Monday, July 2 at 7:30 pm

714 Fir Street, McCall

Burgers,Beer and Wine will be provided. Please bring a side dish. Invite your friends


Greet the Medicaid Express Caravan Going to Boise.

Thursday, July 5th at 6:30 pm `

Veterans Park (Lenora St and 3rd St-Rt 55)

Meet the folks that helped get Medicaid on the November ballot in Idaho. In Valley County we got 10% of the registered voters signing the petition. McCall folks that helped get signatures and all that support Medicaid Expansion in Idaho are welcomed to attend.

You stood out in the cold with your clipboards in the dead of winter, traveled to neighboring districts and counties to knock on doors, carried petitions and gathered signatures everywhere you went for the last 6 months. Now it’s time to turn in nearly 73,000 valid signatures to the Secretary of State & celebrate! 

Reclaim Idaho/Medicaid for Idaho has joined Idahoans for Healthcare, a coalition of healthcare providers, business and community organizations and healthcare advocates to inform voters about the ballot initiative. We will be working side by side with Idahoans for Healthcare to get Medicaid Expansion passed November 6.

Join Idahoans for Healthcare on Friday, July 6 at 10am at the Idaho State Capitol for a press conference and public celebration as volunteers from across the state come together to submit the required signatures to put Medicaid expansion on the Idaho ballot.

What: Press conference and Medicaid expansion petitions turn-in event

Where: Idaho State Capitol, front steps

When: July 6, 10 am

Why: Medicaid expansion petitions that have been verified by county clerks from across the state are being gathered and prepared by volunteers to be turned in for official certification by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. Co-chairs for the Idahoans for Healthcare campaign will be introduced during the press event.  

RSVP: Details & link to RSVP at
If you are not on Facebook, please RSVP at this direct link:

This is an exciting opportunity to show broad public support for the effort to close the health coverage gap by expanding Medicaid at the ballot in November. Help us kick-off this next phase of the campaign and bring your friends and neighbors!

  • Doctors and nurses are encouraged to come in white coats/scrubs.
  • Clergy are encouraged to come in formal vestments/religious clothing.
  • Water will be available at the event, but please come prepared for hot, sunny conditions.
  • Idahoans for Healthcare is excited to run a winning campaign that appeals to all Idahoans–the majority of whom support Medicaid expansion. Signs will be available at the event. We ask all supporters to avoid bringing partisan signs or other materials. Volunteers are welcome to wear your Medicaid for Idaho t-shirts.

Directly following the event from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, the celebration will move to the park across from the Capitol for food and socializing.

Jon Glick for Idaho House 8A Campaign Kickoff- Wednesday June 27, 6:30 pm, 1311 Ponderosa, McCall

Jon Glick will be on the ballot Nov. 6, running for House Seat 8A, after receiving more than the required write-in votes in the May Democratic primary, You are invited to join Jon at his Official Campaign Kick Off and Fundraiser on Wed., June 27, at 6:30pm at the home of Jackie and JC Aymon at 1311 Ponderosa (1 block E. of Davis off of Wooley).  

Thank you for your encouragement and support. Medicaid Expansion is very important for Idaho residents and I plan to make passing the initiative in November a key element of my campaign. Join me, together we can get make a difference.

Lite snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs for event.



Important Information on May 15 Democratic Primary



2018 Statewide Candidates

CD1 James Vandermaas
CD1 Michael Smith  
CD1 Christina McNeil  
  A J Balukoff
  Paulette Jordan
Lt. Gov        
  Kristin Collum
  Jim Fabe    
Superintendent of Schools        
  Allen Humble  
  Cindy Wilson
  Jill Humble
  Joseph J.P. Chastain
Attorney General Bruce Bistline    


Jon Glick- Write-in Democratic Candidate for District 8 House Seat A

I am running, as a write-in candidate, for Legislative Dist. 8A because I believe we have lost our moral compass and we need to do better for Idaho.  As an Idahoan of 40 years, and when, for the 7th year, our legislature still deprives 78,000 Idahoans of the basic human right of healthcare it is unjustifiably cruel.  I am co-chair, in McCall, of the Medicaidforidaho ballot initiative that would provide healthcare to this forgotten group.  Over 70% of Idahoans support this effort, yet, our legislature repeatedly and shamefully ignores the will of the people. Healthcare is a Right for ALL, not a privilege for a few.  This chosen inequality and discrimination is unacceptable.  We must do better than this.

When our K-12 education system ranks 48th, teacher pay is 42nd, mental health services are 47th, and overall wages are 50th, we must do better.  Idaho is only 1 of 6 states with no public Pre-K/early childhood education. Kids lacking this necessary head start typically never catch up.  Women deserve the same pay, for the same job, as men.  We must address “Living wages” for Idahoans (men and women).   When 1 in 7 Idahoans are food insecure and 1 in 5 kids live in poverty, this is completely unacceptable. 

As a co-chair, in Valley Co., of the Medicaidforidaho Initiative, it has been my honor to work towards healthcare for All Idahoans.  Gov. Otter’s Medicaid taskforce said Expansion would 1) create 16,000 new jobs, 2) boost the economy, 3) lower employment costs for small and medium businesses, 4) raise productivity of the overall workforce, 5) reduce the strain on county and the state’s medical Indigent Funds while 6) saving the state millions of dollars.  Montana saved $30 million in 2015 when they expanded.  Colorado created 30,000 new jobs and raised their GDP by 1%.   Kentucky created 40,000 jobs.  Twenty-nine studies in 23 states showed increases in jobs, the overall economies as well as state revenues.  Expansion, in Idaho, would generate 5x the total business as our initial investment.  It just makes a lot of sense.  In 2008, the $150 billion “welfare/bailout” check to AIG was more money than we spent on the poor from 1990-2006.  When Kansas tried to expand Medicaid, the Koch Bro’s rose up to kill it saying “it is little more than an expensive entitlement for people who may not be deserving of tax-payer funded benefits.”  (They get $1 billion from the 2017 tax cuts.)  And, yes, ALL Idahoans are entitled to dignity, respect and the basic human right of healthcare.  We must to better for ALL of Idaho.

 I know how much we all value access to our public lands.  I will work to keep our public lands in public hands and open to us all. 

I would appreciate your (write-in) vote on May 15 (as I Need 50 write-in votes to go on to the general election in the fall).  Write in Jon W. Glick in Legislative District 8 State Representative Position A.  We must do better for all Idahoans.


David Bingaman, Democratic Candidate for Valley County Commissioner

Dave has his campaign web page up. Check it out and volunteer for his campaign.

Valley Co. Democratic Caucus- Wednesday, April 18, 6 pm – McCall Golf Course

2016 Valley County Caucus

In the month of April, Idaho Democrats will be holding caucuses in every county in the state of Idaho to elect delegates to the state convention June 29th & 30th in Caldwell, Idaho. Delegates will be voting on and approving the 2018 Party Platform. In Valley County we select four delegates to the state convention.

ELIGIBILITY – All Registered Democrats are welcome!

CONVENTIONS – Delegates/Alternates selected at county-level will attend the State Convention June 29-30, 2018 to create and approve the Idaho Democratic Party 2018 Platform. 

PLEASE Preregister for Valley County Caucus: Click to register

Online Delegate Nomination Form – You can submit your self nomination for delegate prior to caucus or at the caucus. Your nomination will be considered even if you are not present at the caucus. It will be a fun event, meet great dems from around the state and learn together how we can make positive change in Idaho.

State Declaration of Delegate Candidacy Form

Banyans on the Green, 925 Fairway Drive, the new restaurant at the McCall Golf Course will have the bar and grill open for food and drink purchases. Preregistration will help the restaurant staff to prepare for event.

Event will begin at 6 pm, caucus will start at 6:45 pm.


Invited Speakers

David Bingaman, Democratic Candidate for Valley County Commissioner

Jon Glick- Writ-in Democratic Candidate for District 8 House Seat A

Elle Casner, Exec. Dir. Idaho Democratic Party

Saturday, April 14, 11 am

Meet at Rite Aid Pharmacy Cafe

451 Deinhard Lane, McCall

As we enter the final month of our campaign to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot, we are stronger than ever. To date, an estimated 40,000 valid signatures have been collected for Medicaid Expansion.

That leaves us with 16,000 signatures to collect by May 1st. This is phenomenal. If we keep our momentum alive and growing, we will win. 

Volunteers in Valley County have collected way above our goal of 360 signatures. We have collected 483 estimated valid signatures from Valley Co voters. 6% of all registered voters was our goal but we got 9% of the current registered voters signed. In addition we got a number of signatures from other counties.

Great work by our local team. That went to friends, events and marched and collected signatures at Winter Carnival.

Join us Saturday, April 14 to get health care to 78,000 citizens of idaho.




Tacos and Politics: Saturday, March 17- Noon at Southside Grill, 339 Deinhard Ln, McCall


Mat Erpelding, House Democratic Leader will discuss what’s going on in the Idaho Legislature this year and answer your questions.

A Mexican style lunch will be available for $10.




Dave will run as a Democrat for District 3 which was Frank Eld’s district.

Bill Willey is retiring from this district. Stay tuned