Democrat Cherie Buckner-Webb, an Idaho State Representative from Boise District 19, announced Saturday that she will run the Idaho Senate seat being vacated by Nicole LeFavour, also a democrat.
"Following discussions with democratic leaders within and others outside the Legislature, I will file for the Senate seat in District 19 and look forward to working collaboratively to effectively serve my constituents. I do so acknowledging the greats who have preceded me: Senators Gail Bray, Sue Reents, Betsy Dunklin, Mike Burkett and Nicole LeFavour," said Buckner-Webb in a press release.
The press release said that Buckner-Webb plans to advocate for a strong business environment, as well as conservation and environmental policies. Buckner-Webb currently serves on the State Affairs and Local Government Committees in the House of Representatives.
Buckner-Webb is a fifth generation Idahoan who owns a small business, Sojourner Coaching.
LeFavour, who is stepping down after four terms in the Legislature, has endorsed Buckner-Webb.
The press release quoted LeFavour: "I leave the Senate excited to know that Representative Cherie Buckner-Webb will seek election to my seat this year. Cherie brings a huge depth of knowledge, passion and power to the Senate."