LeFavour Won't Seek Third Term in Senate

Posted by George Prentice on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Boise Democratic Sen. Nicole LeFavour announced this morning that she will not seek a third term in the Idaho Senate.

"It is with the deepest sense of regret and sorrow that I leave the Legislature, a place that has taught me so much about politics, policy, process and people," said LeFavour. "Idaho is a tough place to be in the minority."

LeFavour served for four years on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, six years on the Judiciary and Rules committees of the House and Senate, and for four years on the Senate Education Committee.

First elected in 2004, LeFavour was Idaho's first openly gay elected official and the only gay person elected to the Idaho Legislature.

"I leave the Legislature know I did everything I could last year to try to stop the cuts to education and the radical changes in priorities from teachers and classrooms to technology," LeFavour said. "I put my whole heart into stopping the cuts to Medicaid and to mental health treatment therapy and to services that keep people with disabilities independent in their homes."

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We'll miss you Nicole!

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Posted by Bit Crusher on 02/24/2012 at 10:19 AM

You were able to combine fervor with grace and dignity.
Thank you very much for your service.

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Posted by seekandfind on 02/24/2012 at 11:00 AM

Another one of the good ones...thanks for you're service!

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Posted by Johnny Winn on 02/24/2012 at 11:37 AM

Great heart, but unfortunately for our district not an effective legislator.

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Posted by tjr on 02/24/2012 at 12:52 PM

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! This is soooooo sad. :(

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Posted by afterthoughts on 02/24/2012 at 3:46 PM

When I asked LeFavour what she had accomplished in the Legislature she responded that she had accomplished a lot and that she was happy with her co-legislators because she was able to bring her same sex partner with her to some events.
I think the community should have been asking her many more questions. I am happy to see her out of politics.

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Posted by Bing Qi on 03/23/2012 at 9:09 AM
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