Sunday, October 19, 2014

GOP Superintendent Candidate Ybarra Hasn't Voted Since 1996

Posted By on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Republican state superintendent of public instruction candidate Sherri Ybarra doesn't vote much. Idaho Education News reports that she hasn't voted in a general election since 1996.

"We have all missed an election or two in our lifetime, and I am not exempt from that," she said during a City Club of Boise candidate forum on Sept. 26.

She didn't vote in the 2012 general election when voters overturned Propositions 1, 2 and 3 after the statewide controversy over State Superintendent Tom Luna's education overhaul. Voting records show she missed at least 15 of 17 primary or general elections from 1998 to 2012. She skipped the presidential elections of 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

Her opponent, Democrat Jana Jones, has a much stronger record, voting in every general election for the past 14 years, (addition: which is when Bonneville County started tracking voting records. A representative of hers told BW she's voted in every general election she can remember).

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