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.

“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.”

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