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Johnson withdraws from house race to challenge Herndon

August 11, 2022

Steve Johnson, Sandpoint, withdrew as Democrat candidate for Idaho District 1 House Position A July 13 to instead challenge Republican Scott Herrndon for the Idaho District 1 Senate seat.

"I was very disappointed when Jim Woodward lost the primary to Herndon, and I'm now running as an Independent write-in candidate for the District 1 State Senate seat, with support from many local Republicans," Johnson wrote. "I’m running because I believe there is no one on the ballot who represents real North Idaho values, and who will represent our area accurately and fight for our interests in the Idaho State Senate."

Johnson moved to North Idaho as a small child in 1957 and was raised on the family farm in Sagle, where he continues to farm. He graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1968 and went on to the University of Idaho, where he earned a bachelors’ degree in education and a masters’ degree in administration. He worked in education in Bonner County for 40 years as an elementary and high school teacher and principal.

"I’ve served on boards and committees. I’m a farmer, a logger and a business owner. I know North Idaho, and I know North Idahoans," he wrote. "When you write in 'Steve Johnson' on your ballot, you will be voting for someone who understands the challenges you face and will fight for your rights and our quality of life."

To learn more, visit https://stevejohnsonforidaho.com.

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