Gayann DeMordaunt announces candidacy for House of Representatives By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org Mar 11, 2016 (…) Gayann DeMordaunt announced her candidacy for District 14, House seat B at Heritage Park in Eagle March 9. Submitted by Mary May Eagle, ID – A crowd of nearly 75 people gathered at the Heritage Park gazebo in Eagle March 9 to support Gayann DeMordaunt’s official announcement of candidacy. DeMordaunt filed to run for District 14, House Seat B in the Idaho Legislature. The seat is currently held by her husband, Reed DeMordaunt, who is not seeking re-election.Former Eagle Mayor, Nancy Merrill, introduced DeMordaunt saying, “When other people have an event or a rally, they gather 15, maybe 20 people together. When Gayann gets behind something she gets a crowd like this. She is a voice to be reckoned with," according to a press release from the Committee to Elect Gayann DeMordaunt.DeMordaunt is running on a platform of economic development, lower taxes, limited government and parental empowerment in education. × Advertisement “We want every Idahoan to be able to realize their potential and their dreams," DeMordaunt said. "We do this in part by getting out of the way. By keeping business regulation to a minimum and by reducing the tax burden, we allow businesses in Idaho to grow.”Gayann DeMordaunt has real experience in the legislative process, Merrill said."She knows how to get things done," Merrill said. "This has already served our community and our state in immeasurable ways.”Merrill also highlighted DeMordaunt’s long history of civic engagement, recalling their first meeting 15 years ago when DeMordaunt sought to improve the conditions of local education.“I have been thrilled by the initial encouragement and early support I have received to represent Star, Eagle and part of Meridian,” DeMordaunt said. “This grassroots effort is about shaping government, not allowing government to shape us. ... Real change always starts with the people. Only together can we arrive at real, viable solutions for Idahoans.” More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!