Friday, August 8, 2008

Keep Wendy Jaquet

I have had the good fortune to live in two of the counties Wendy Jaquet represents in the Idaho State legislature. Wendy is a tireless advocate: well informed, proactive, one of the hardest workers in the legislature. In Gooding County Wendy has been a prime supporter of both the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind and The Walker Center. She understands the complex issues surrounding both of these service providers, and not only advocates for the well being of their consumers and employees, but also conveys to her colleagues the positive impact these two institutions have across the state through their outreach components.

Those are just two issues close to my heart. As I attended Chamber of Commerce meetings in Wendell and Gooding, I witnessed Ms. Jaquet provide in-depth coverage to concerned citizens on issues including education, water jurisdiction, dairy and agricultural, ranching, to name a few.

More importantly, she listens to her constituents regarding all these issues, to better understand current situations and carry these concerns back to Boise. Wendy is a consensus builder in the best sense. As a representative of the minority party, she knows how to work with everyone across the aisle. She has won the respect of her peers in general, and on the Revenue and Taxation Committee, the Environmental and Technology Committee, the Ways and Means leadership committee for the House, and on the important out-of-session Legislative Council.

Lastly, she makes herself available one on one, often returning calls late into the evening. If she receives an inquiry by letter or phone, she follows up. We get our money's worth from this state legislator. Let's keep Wendy in office come November

Victoria Roper


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