Chief Justice Jim Jones endorses Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor.

I’m so proud to receive the endorsement of Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice (Retired) Jim Jones today. I’m proud because I have worked hard to show Idaho who I am by tirelessly crossing the state, visiting all 44 counties, and fighting for the chance to serve our Veterans, expand Medicaid, and strengthen our cyber-security. I’m honored to receive this endorsement and if elected, I will bring the same work ethic to my role as Lt. Governor.

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I’m also humbled. Humbled, because Jim Jones earned a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. As a Republican, he served as Idaho’s Attorney General for 8 years, sat on Idaho’s Supreme Court for 12 years, and retired as Chief Justice. His service to our state has been extraordinary, and I can only hope to serve the people of Idaho as long and as well as he has.

This endorsement is also cause for hope. This is yet another sign that extremists are losing their hold on Idaho.

• Governor Otter has endorsed Prop 2 Medicaid Expansion.
• Frank Vandersloot has endorsed the incredible Cindy Wilson for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
• I’ve received the unanimous endorsements of Idaho’s newspapers for Lt. Governor, each of which has also endorsed the Republican candidate for Governor.

Taken with Justice Jones’ endorsement today, a pattern has emerged. Idahoans are ready for their leaders to come together, regardless of party, to solve problems and work efficiently. That’s how we got the job done in the military, that’s how we got the job done on my teams in the tech sector, and that’s how I’ll work for the people of Idaho.