Forum: Democratic Candidates for Governor, a Conversation about Education
Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:45am -1:15pm
A.J. Balukoff , Paulette Jordan
In public opinion surveys, Idahoans consistently rank education as one of the most critical issues facing the state and its long-term health. Education is Idaho's top spending priority, accounting for more than 60 percent of the state's general fund budget.


Idaho's next governor will be judged, to large measure, on education policy.


In that spirit, the City Club of Boise invited the five leading Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates to take part in a bipartisan discussion of education topics. A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan accepted the City Club's invitation.


Join us on April 16 for a discussion of Idaho's future. While the forum will emphasize education policy — from early childhood through college — audience members are encouraged to come with questions on all topics.


Speaker Biographies:


A.J. Balukoff is a Boise based businessman and certified public accountant,a graduate of Brigham Young University, and has been a member of the Boise School District Board of Trustees since 1997. A.J. ran unsuccessfully for Idaho governor in 2014.


Paulette Jordan served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2014-2018, stepping down in February to focus on her run for governor. Born into ranching and farming family in northern Idaho, Paulette is an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe, a graduate of the University of Washington, and was elected to the Coeur d’Alene tribal council.


Join us Monday, April 16th at 11:45 at the Grove Hotel to hear from candidates as they discuss Education.


Audio Recording


City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, AARP of Idaho and our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene University, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by Micron, Echelon Group. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Peppershock Media, 670 KBOI, and Boise State Public Radio.



Chair: Julia Rundberg
Moderator: Kevin Richert