Idaho elections: Cronin endorses Woodings for District 19 House race

Outgoing state Rep. Brian Cronin has endorsed Boise Democrat Holli High Woodings in an open House race in District 19.

Cronin is retiring after four years in the Legislature, creating one of the two open races in District 19.

“Holli will work hard to build the kind of future we seek for our children in Idaho: stronger investments in our schools and universities, a more diverse, secure, clean energy portfolio, and protection of our open spaces and unique quality of life,” Cronin said is a news release. “Holli has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our community and I know that she will stand up for our values in the Legislature.”

Woodings, Andy Edstrom and Brad Goodsell are competing for House Seat B in District 19, which includes the North and East ends of Boise and the Hidden Springs subdivision.

Here is the statement from Woodings' campaign Facebook page:

The Woodings For Idaho campaign announced today that Rep. Brian Cronin has endorsed Holli High Woodings as the next representative for District 19, Position B. Woodings is running in the district’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, May 15.

“Holli will work hard to build the kind of future we seek for our children in Idaho: stronger investments in our schools and universities, a more diverse, secure, clean energy portfolio, and protection of our open spaces and unique quality of life,” Cronin said. “Holli has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our community and I know that she will stand up for our values in the Legislature.”

“As a resident in District 19, I’ve always admired Brian’s leadership in our community. His commitment to education and quality of life for all Idahoans will be missed in the Legislature,” Woodings said. “I plan to build on the progress Brian has made during his term, and once again provide an outspoken, reasoned voice in issues important to our district and our state.”

Cronin joins Conservation Voters for Idaho, City Council members Lauren McLean, Ben Quintana and TJ Thomson, education advocates Mike Lanza and Sue Lovelace, prominent North End residents C.K. Haun and Karen Meyer, and many other Idaho citizens in his endorsement of Woodings. To add your name to Woodings’ list of supporters, please visit www.woodingsforidaho.com.

Holli High Woodings is running in the Democratic primary for the position being vacated by Representative Cronin. A well-known advocate for education, clean energy and strong communities, Woodings is serving her second year as Board President of Boise’s North End Neighborhood Association, and recently served as social media coordinator for the Yes! for Boise Schools Campaign. She’s the founder of Woodings Group Public Relations, a consultant firm dedicated to growing Idaho’s opportunities in the clean energy sector. Please visit www.woodingsforidaho.com for more information.

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The Neurolux Message Board

The Neurolux Message Board has also endorsed Woodings.