Danielle Ahrens Announces Idaho Senate Run
Danielle Ahrens announced that she will seek the District 1 Idaho Senate seat currently held by Shawn Keough.
When asked what prompted the decision to enter the race now, she asserted that Keough is out of touch with her constituents.
“Senator Keough’s voting record is usually aligned with the Democrats and is not representative of our conservative culture here in North Idaho.”
“I love my community,” Ahrens continued, “and, as I’ve worked shoulder to shoulder throughout the years with them, I have not seen their values and concerns being represented by Senator Keough in her voting.”
The Refugee Resettlement Resolutions passed by both Bonner and Boundary counties are the hot topic throughout the Gem State. Ahrens attended every meeting in both counties to speak to, and for, the residents and expressed her dismay at not seeing Shawn Keough at any of them.
Keough stated earlier that she had not been told of the meetings with enough notice to rearrange her calendar.
Ahrens is the Chairman of the Bonner County Republican Central Committee, on the board for the Selkirk Pro-Life Alliance, and is a member of Community Assistance League.
Additionally, she is Chairman of Bonner County Government Affairs Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the Bonner County Chapter of the Farm Bureau, who’s membership is 75,000 strong in Idaho.
Shawn Keough has held the Senate seat since 1996, and has recently been named the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, a position not held for Bonner or Boundary counties since prior to 1930.
Keough announced her reelection bid earlier this week at the Boundary County Republican Central Committee December meeting.
Ahrens challenged Keough in the 2014 Republican Primary, coming within 200 votes of winning the nomination.