Oregon & Idaho Voter Guide

Idahoans: your guide is at the bottom of this page.

Oregon Voter Guide

If you live in Josephine, Douglas, or Klamath Counties, Greater Idaho is on your ballot this May, so click here to learn more before coming back to this page.

The Greater Idaho movement is a single-issue movement.  This voter guide is based only on that issue. We don’t do any other research on these candidates.

If you don’t see a candidate listed here, ask them if they are willing to sponsor legislation to have their state investigate the idea of moving the border, and have them contact us at www.greateridaho.org/contact. You can contact Oregon state legislators here and Idaho state legislators here.

List of Oregon state legislators who have been critical of moving the Oregon/Idaho border and are up for re-election:

Paul Evans (D)

 

List of Oregon state legislators who have not been supportive of holding hearings in the Oregon Legislature to consider moving the Oregon/Idaho border:

Daniel Bonham

Vikki Breese-Iverson

Christine Goodwin

Mark Owens

David Brock Smith

 

List of Oregon state legislators who have been supportive of holding hearings in the Oregon Legislature to consider moving the Oregon/Idaho border:

Bobby Levy

Dennis Linthicum

John Lively (D)

Emily McIntire

Werner Reschke

Anna Scharf

Greg Smith

Kim Thatcher

Kim Wallan

 

Oregon county commissioner candidates who support our movement:

Crook County: Corey Whelan

Douglas County: all 3 incumbents, plus Valynn Curie

Gilliam County: Pat Shannon

Harney County: Toni Foster (county leader of Greater Idaho), and Pete Runnels & Patty Dorroh (both wrote letter to state legislators on behalf of the County)

Klamath County: Allen Headley

Lake County: Mark Albertson, James Williams, Barry Shullanberger

 

Oregon county commissioners who are blocking our movement: all of the incumbents in Coos, Crook, Wheeler, and Gilliam counties, except commissioner Pat Shannon

 

Four governor candidates, including Marc Thielman, Amber Richardson, Michael Trimble (D) and John Sweeney (D), have been supportive of respecting voters’ wishes, by expressing views such as Brandon Meritt’s here:

“As Governor, I would listen to the people of Eastern and Southern Oregon. Personally, I think we can resolve many of their legitimate grievances through policies like devolving power back to the counties. However, I understand that many people are frustrated by many years of not feeling respected or remembered by politicians in Salem, and they no longer feel that reform is possible. If every county in the Greater Idaho region passes ballot propositions calling for moving to Idaho, as Governor, I would feel compelled to honor their decision, and begin talks with Idaho’s government to work out the implementation details.”

 

Congressional candidates who expressed explicit support for moving the border: Katharine Gallant, Sam Palmer

 

Idaho Voter Guide

The Greater Idaho movement is a single-issue movement.  Our voter guide is based only on that issue. We don’t do any other research on these candidates.

We believe that most of the House and part of the Senate support moving the Oregon/Idaho border, but we expect to to see stronger support in the Senate after some Senators are replaced in these elections.

List of Idaho incumbent state legislators who have been supportive of considering moving the Oregon/Idaho border:

Kevin Andrus (co-sponsor)

Scott Bedke

Judy Boyle (bill sponsor) (She’s running against Scott Syme, who opposes our movement)

Barbara Ehardt (bill author)

Lee Heider

Ryan Kerby

Fred Martin

Brandon Mitchell

Jason Monks

Ron Nate

Tammy Nichols

Heather Scott

Bruce Skaug (co-sponsor)

Steve Vick

Chuck Winder

John Vander Woude

Julie Yamamoto

Julianne Young (co-sponsor)

Christy Zito

 

If you don’t see a candidate listed here, ask them if they are willing to sponsor legislation to have their state investigate the idea of moving the border, and have them contact us at www.greateridaho.org/contact. You can contact Oregon state legislators here and Idaho state legislators here.

Few of these candidates opted in to this list. If you are a candidate and prefer not to be listed here, simply contact us.