About the Bonner County Democrats

This is the official website of the Bonner County Democratic Central Committee - also known as the Bonner County Idaho Democrats. The Bonner County Democrats are proud of their history and their present activities. We support Democratic candidates in Bonner County, Idaho Legislative Districts 1 and 7, Idaho Congressional District 1 and statewide. If you are a committed Democrat residing in Bonner County, please get in touch!

Monthly Meetings

  • Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month (except July & December)
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: East Bonner Library (closes at 7:00 p.m.)
    (1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint)

Local Leadership

Chair | Sylvia Humes
Vice-Chair | Bonnie McDade
Secretary | Linda Larson
Treasurer | Jennifer Brandenberger
State Committee | Lee Christensen
State Committee | Jack Peterson

Precinct Captains

There are several open precincts. Please contact us if you are interested in filling one of these positions or want to learn more.

Airport | Shirley Kolm
Baldy | Ellen Weissman
Beach | Rae Charlton
Gamblin Lake | Ken Meyers
Lamb Creek | Reny Rose
Kootenai |Maggie Mjelde
Oden | Jim Ramsey
Sagle | Ken Thacker
Selle | Susan Bates-Harbuck
Spirit Valley | Chris Bishop
Washington | Linda Larson
Westmond | Steve Johnson

Guiding Principles

**Updated and approved February 14, 2018 by the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee

Honest Leadership

Honest Leadership

We believe in and demand a government of the people, by the people, and for the people through:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Effectiveness

Equality and Respect for All

Equality And Respect For All

We believe in and work for personal freedoms and justice for all by:

  • Assuring comprehensive immigration reform
  • Increasing voter participation

Idaho Students Idaho Future

Idaho's Students, Idaho's Future

We believe in and work to uphold the Idaho Constitutional mandate to fully and uniformly educate our students by:

  • Providing debt-free education
  • Providing funding equity for all Idaho school districts with comparable funding to other states

Our Planet Our Responsibility

Our Planet, Our Responsibility

We believe in and work to protect the environment by:

  • Reducing the impacts of climate change
  • Supporting renewable energy
  • Supporting sustainability of natural resources
  • Requiring all levels of government join in leading the effort

Thriving Economy Thriving Families

Thriving Economy, Thriving Families

We believe in and work for a growing economy that supports thriving families by:

  • Providing a living wage
  • Assuring affordable access to health care / insurance
  • Providing affordable housing
  • Providing world-class education and workforce training
  • Assuring flourishing small businesses
  • Assuring support of labor unions
  • Assuring first-class roads, bridges, and transportation access

Affordable Health Care for Idahoans

Affordable Health Care For All Idahoans

We believe in and work for affordable health care for all by:

  • Supporting single-payer health care / insurance
  • Supporting comprehensive coverage for all

Public Lands for the Public

Public Lands For The Public

We believe in and work for public land policies that provide recreational and economic opportunities while also protecting this legacy for the future by:

  • Assuring clean air and clean water
  • Protecting public access for hunting, fishing, and camping

Reduce Gun Violence

Reduce Gun Violence

We believe in and support the 2nd Amendment by:

  • Supporting expanding and strengthening background checks for purchase of firearms
  • Supporting reducing the availability of weapons of war not protected by the 2nd Amendment
  • Supporting reducing gun violence
  • Supporting research on gun violence