Letters to the Editor

Hiner letter: Bill Rutherford

I am writing in support for Bill Rutherford, candidate for Idaho Senate in District 20. Our students deserve someone who fights for adequate funding for public education and supports our teachers. See his position on public education at http://bill-rutherford.ruck.us

His opponent, Chuck Winder, introduced Senate bill 1273 in 2016 that would have allowed the governor to be involved in local school board recall issues. Winder should concern himself with his job of adequately funding public education and stay out of local school board governance.

We deserve a senator who will rise above the political fray and listen to their constituents instead of sponsoring random legislation that removes local control.

Shelly Hiner, Meridian