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LEADERSHIP

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CANYON COUNTY CHAIR
Robert Scoville

Robert relocated to Idaho in 2007 while pursuing a career in the semiconductor industry. He fell in love with Caldwell, where he raised his three children and many pets. Robert found his passion in teaching and is currently completing his education as a high school teacher. He holds a bachelor’s in applied science and a master’s in public administration from Boise State University. Robert enjoys volunteering at the Ada County Courthouse civil mediation court.

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CANYON COUNTY VICE CHAIR
Penny Neely

A native of north Idaho, Penny graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in education. A mom ad grandma, Penny has lived in 7 states and visited most of the rest. Travel has taken her to North and South America, Europe and Asia. When the “Trickle Down” economic theory started eroding the middle class Penny began her transition from Independent to Democrat. She now vigorously opposes the dangerous radical extremism that has taken hold of the opposing party.

CANYON COUNTY SECRETARY
Rhonda Aman

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.

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CANYON COUNTY TREASURER
Kim Strathearn

Kim moved back to Idaho 8 years ago after living and working overseas for 15 years. She has a bachelor's in anthropology from BSU. Kim began volunteering with the Canyon County Democrats 3 years ago. She looks forward to working together with other 2C residents for more balanced political representation in Canyon County.

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CANYON COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
Pete Erlendson

Pete is a native of the Treasure Valley and moved to Caldwell in 2018 with his wife and children. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating high school. Following four years of service Pete was awarded an honorable discharge. He then went on to earn a BA in political Science with an emphasis in American government from Boise State University.

STATE COMMITEEWOMAN
Pat Day Hartwell
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.

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STATE COMMITTEEMAN
Kenton Lee
Member of the State Central Committee

Kenton Lee is a life-long Idahoan.  He and his wife Nikki live in Nampa with their two kiddos.  Kenton is the founder of a local nonprofit called Because International and creator of The Shoe That Grows.  He is passionate about equality, opportunity, and building relationships.

DISTRICT CHAIRS

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DISTRICT 9 CHAIR
Jackie Groves

Jackie Groves, a former Ada County Democrats Chair and Idaho Democratic statewide candidate for Controller, has a professional background in financial services and fundraising. “Democrats look to bring about a better future, equitable and accessible to all. We can shape the future to be fair, safe, healthy, and prosperous. This work takes the wisdom and the guidance of those who have gone before us and the fresh energy and ideas of those who are now entering the scene. This work takes all of us, in all of our diverse perspectives, working together for the sake of all Idahoans."

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DISTRICT 10 CHAIR
Greta Dunlap

Greta moved to Idaho in 2019 from California where she had lived all her life.  She says, “I lived in a blue bubble there, which was emphasized when I moved to Idaho.”  A couple months after moving to Star, she reached out to the Chair of District 14 and attended her first meeting of democrats.  She was asked to be a precinct captain and did agree but needed to wait 6 months for the residency requirement.  With the recent reorganization of districts, she agreed to be the Chair of District 10. Greta loves to fly fish and Idaho is one of the best places for this sport.  She sings in the Boise Women’s Chorus, and has been practicing yoga for over 50 years.  She has 3 sons, 2 of which live in Star with their families.  Her oldest lives in San Diego with his family.  She has six grandchildren.

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DISTRICT 11 CHAIR
Penny Neely

Penny is proud to represent District 11 for the Idaho Democratic Party. A native of north Idaho, Penny graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in education. A mom ad grandma, Penny has lived in 7 states and visited most of the rest. Travel has taken her to North and South America, Europe and Asia. When the “Trickle Down” economic theory started eroding the middle class Penny began her transition from Independent to Democrat. She now vigorously opposes the dangerous radical extremism that has taken hold of the opposing party.

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DISTRICT 12 CHAIR
Jane Zornik

Jane has lived in Idaho over 50 years residing in Elmore, Ada, and now Canyon County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, a master’s in education, and an education specialist degree in special education. She spent 25 years in public school systems, then her career path led to the State Department of Education where she focused on special education compliance. After retiring, she worked for a non-profit agency concerned with early childhood education issues and, later, for the Boise Public Library. Witnessing the moral decline of America and the numerous  social justice needs in our community, Jane felt a call to action to work for the return of the Common Good.

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DISTRICT 13 CHAIR
Sarah Butler

Sarah has lived in Idaho for over 20 years. She moved to Nampa for a job and stayed for her loving husband. They have two beautiful children. She has a bachelor of business administration in accountancy from Boise State University. In 2016 she became a Democrat because of the racist and misogynistic rhetoric in the Republican Party. Later, Sarah became an activist when the Nampa School Board implemented a don't say gay policy. Sarah wants to work to ensure equality and fairness for all.

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DISTRICT 23 CHAIR
Julissa Melendez

Julissa is a graduate of Wilder schools and is currently enrolled in the College of Western Idaho. She is pursuing an associates degree in political science and is bilingual in English and Spanish. An Hispanic, she hopes for more Hispanic/Latino representation in politics. She has worked closely with the Idaho Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Community Council of Idaho. She uses her platform for farmworker justice, education, and reproductive healthcare.

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