Nancy Harris to run for seat held by U.S. Sen. Jim Risch

May 7, 2019

BOISE — Nancy Harris has announced the launch of her 2020 campaign looking to become the first woman Idaho sends to the U.S. Senate.

Harris is an Idaho native who says she is one of Idaho’s first car saleswomen and first Xerox saleswoman, according to a release. She also founded Caldwell homes furnishing store, Wooded River, in 1992 before selling it in 2004.

Harris is running for the seat held by Sen. Jim Risch.

“As a U.S. Senator,” Harris said in a release, “I will work hard to preserve Idaho values, fight for those who are most in need, and defend our democracy.”

Her launch party will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in her home at 3116 Redway Road in Boise. Guest speakers will include Cristina McNeil and Aaron Swisher — both Democrats who ran last year for the U.S. House of Representatives — and state Rep. John McCrostie, D-Garden City.