Bannock County Republicans recap Lincoln Day Dinner, announce upcoming events

February 7, 2019

POCATELLO – The Bannock County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner on February 2nd, with U.S. Senator Jim Risch and local teacher and coach, Christian Colonel speaking on important national and local issues. Many other state and local officials attended, including Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin, State Controller Brandon Woolf, and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth.

Sen. Risch highlighted his latest dealings in Washington and working relationship with President Trump. The Senator now chairs the important Foreign Relations Committee that is charged with leading foreign policy legislation and debate in the Senate. Risch is confronting many issues that hit home across Idaho, like advancing the interests of Idaho citizens and businesses in international trade and investment and promoting Idaho exports. Christian Colonel shared his personal story of addiction and recovery as he journeyed from American Falls High School athlete and college baseball star to an eight-year career playing professional baseball. Colonel now teaches special education and coaches baseball at Highland High School and inspires others to be their best and make good choices.

The Bannock County GOP would like to thank all sponsors, attendees, Idaho State University and the Chartwells Catering staff for the excellent food and service at the event, along with the Lincoln Days planning committee.

The Bannock County Republican Central Committee will next meet on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building. The public is invited and our local Republican legislators will be providing a summary of the issues from the 2019 legislative session. On Feb. 20, the Southeast Idaho Republican Women (SEIRW) will host their monthly meeting at noon at the Assemble’ L&E Center. SEIRW meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month.

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