It's hard to think of an Idaho politician who is more engaged with her constituents, more deeply concerned about the issues facing them and more committed to taking a stand--even if it's hugely unpopular with the status quo--to do the right thing by Idahoans. Former North End Democratic State Sen. Nicole LeFavour has been fighting the good fight, often against major opposition, for eight years in the Idaho Statehouse--two terms in the House and two terms in the Senate. She's running for U.S. Congress against longtime Republican 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Simpson, and while her legislative bravery will be missed in Boise, it seems like Washington, D.C., could use a dose of politics LeFavour-style.
Second Place: Boise Mayor Dave Bieter
Third Place: Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb