Keough Announces Reelection Bid
Senator Shawn Keough, Idaho District 1, announced that she will seek reelection in the upcoming 2016 Primary. She made her announcement at the Boundary County Republican Central Committee December meeting.
Keough moved to Idaho in 1979 and has represented District 1 in the Idaho Senate since 1996. She is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, OH, and attended North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College, majoring in business management.
Citing her recent rise to the Chairman seat for the Senate Budget Committee, she explained the boost to District 1 that this could represent. Historically, District 1 has not held this seat since prior to 1930.
Knowing she could personally help someone with an issue is of major importance to many people, and something that Keough is not willing to walk away from. It also contributes heavily to her popularity.
She will be formally asking the voters for another opportunity to serve them near the end of February, 2016.
Updated to include from her website:
Shawn Keough is the Idaho State Senator for Legislative District One which includes Bonner and Boundary Counties in northern Idaho.
First elected in 1996, Senator Keough is serving her tenth term. Senator Keough serves on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee and is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Keough also serves on the Senate Transportation Committee.
Senator Keough was appointed by Senate Leadership to the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing the economic status of Idaho and setting an estimate for the Legislature of the tax revenues that will be received in the year ahead. For six years Senator Keough served as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee which oversees the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations. During the summer of 2005, Senator Keough was appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Legislative Interim Committee on Property Taxes.