Lt. Governor candidate Kristin Collum tours Eastern Idaho


Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Kristin Collum, of Boise, is making campaign stops in eastern Idaho as part of her challenge to Republican candidate Janice McGeachin, of Idaho Falls.

“I am visiting all 44 counties, and right now I’m at 23,” she said. “Idaho Falls is a big part of making sure people around the state know me and that I know the concerns of the people of Idaho.”

Lt. governor candidate comes east to campaign

By Julia Tellman

Kristin Collum, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, doesn’t the funding to run television commercials, so she’s visiting towns and hugging dogs throughout the state to get her name on people’s radar.

After a quick swing through Idaho Falls, Rexburg, and Rigby, Collum came to Teton Valley for the Teton County Democratic Party’s picnic on Monday, after which she returned to the Boise heat. Her grassroots campaign has no paid staff members, just volunteers who are excited about the prospect of Collum winning, her scheduler Mary Beth Nutting told the Teton Valley News.

Lt. Gov. candidate Collum visits Grangeville

By David Rauzi

GRANGEVILLE — From her experience in both the military and the private sector, lieutenant governor candidate Kristin Collum has seen examples of good leaders, and those who were not so good. In both sectors, Collum stepped up, she said, to not only be a good leader but to show how it should be done.

“I am running now to stand up for other people,” she said, “and also because I’m kind of frustrated with the lack of communication, the lack of cooperation across teams, and the lack of representation in the legislature in not listening to Idahoans.”


By JUDD WILSON Staff Writer

COEUR d’ALENE — Kristin Collum, Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, is running to bring progressive, team-first leadership to Boise.

She has never run for political office before. Following the 2016 elections, Collum felt she needed to get off the sidelines “and be part of the solution.” Collum asked state Democratic Party officials where they needed help, and of the offices they recommended, the job of lieutenant governor seemed the best fit, she said.

Collum: ‘Vote for the vet’


Kristin Collum, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, drew a sustained standing ovation from Idaho Democratic Party delegates after her luncheon speech today, in which she shared her personal story — including rising through the ranks in the military, becoming an officer herself, and then rising through the ranks in the high-tech industry — and said she’s getting support not just from Democrats. “I’ve been reached out to by so many Republicans and independents,” she said.

These women are now running to be Idaho’s governor, lt. governor as a joint ticket


Two female Democratic candidates running for statewide office have officially joined forces.

Paulette Jordan and Kristin Collum are running for governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. They may be Idaho’s first all-female gubernatorial ticket.

“We are two progressive women who are very strong-minded,” Jordan told the Statesman on Tuesday.

Collum called this year, “the year of the women.”