Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Casey Drews to run for District 7 House Seat A

Shoshone County native Casey Drews announced her candidacy today for office in the Idaho Legislature. Drews will be running for House Seat A in the newly redrawn District 7 which encompasses Idaho County, Clearwater County, Shoshone County and parts of Bonner County.

A Democrat, Drews said that she is honored to have Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander and Clearwater County resident, Connie Miller, co-chairing her campaign.

“The constituents of District 7 would be privileged to have Casey represent them,” said Sheriff Alexander. “I’ve watched her become a leader of this community. She understands the challenges we face and always keeps her word.”

“Casey is an exceptional person,” said Connie Miller. “Our region needs her independent voice in the legislature.”

A resident of Wallace, Drews is a fourth generation Idahoan and silver miner. After graduating from Mullan High School, Drews received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Lewis-Clark State College in Coeur D’Alene. After graduating, Drews followed her family’s footsteps and worked for the Galena silver mine to support her son, Quinn. She is currently a second year law student at the University of Idaho College of Law. Drews is an avid hunter and outdoorswoman. In her free time she enjoys taking Quinn dirt biking, camping and fishing.

Drews said that her campaign will have three priorities: creating jobs for all Idahoans, ensuring Idaho’s youth receive a first-rate education, and restoring integrity and transparency to the Idaho Legislature.

“I am thrilled to share my thoughts with the residents of District 7 on how we can make Idaho great again,” said Drews. “I look forward to working with Democrats, Independents, and Republicans on improving the quality of life in our state.”

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