Leadership

Becky Hanson - Canyon County Chair,
Member of the State Central Committee

Rebecca grew up in Caldwell, attended local schools and graduated from The College of Idaho with a BA in Music. She traveled and lived outside Idaho for several years, but returned to care for family.  She volunteers for several other local organizations including Caldwell Fine Arts and Deer Flat Refuge.

Janice Martell - Canyon County Vice Chair 
Rhonda Aman - Canyon County Secretary

Rhonda grew up in Idaho and attended Caldwell Schools.  Her father fostered her interest in politics, and encouraged her "to jump in with both feet". She is also an animal lover and strong supporter of animal rights.

Rex Hanson - Canyon County Treasurer

A former State Committeeman, Rex took on the role of treasurer in January 2022.  He moved to Caldwell in 2015 after a 30+ year career as a geologist.  Having moved frequently with his job, he is enjoying putting down roots and contributing to Idaho and the local community.  

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Vacant - Communication Chair

Judy Ferro has retired from the position of Communication Chair.  We thank her for her long history of contributions to this web page, to her newsletter and her weekly column on Idaho politics for the Idaho Press.  She's also written two novels set in Charlemagne's court.  She was a school teacher and librarian for 35 years. 

Pat Day Hartwell - State Commiteewoman,
Member of the State Central Committee

Pat Day Hartwell, a long time Democratic activist, represents 2C Dems on the State Central Committee. While living in Idaho Falls, she was active in getting programs to protect women and children against violence in Idaho.  She and her husband Jack raise sheep and process wool at the Lazy PJ Ranch in Nampa.

Bruce Wethered - State Committeeman
Member of the State Central Committee

Bruce represents 2C Dems on the State Central Committee.  A Nampa High graduate, he earned business degrees from BSU and Pacific Lutheran and worked with planning,transportation and logistics for years, including 13 with MPC in Nampa.  He has served many in many roles with Idaho Masons and regularly competes in ballroom dance competitions.   

Canyon County District Leaders

Officers currently serve the districts in existence for 10 years. 

Leaders for the new districts will be elected in May. 

District chairs are members of the State Central Committee.

Jackie Groves -  District 9 Chair
Greta Dunlap - District 10 Chair
Penny Neely -  District 11 Chair
Sheila Robinson - District 12 Chair
John Cornett - District 23 Chair