Idaho lawmaker enters First Congressional District race

Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 19:18:36-05

State Representative Christy Perry (R-Nampa) has officially entered the race for Idaho’s First Congressional District.

Joined by her husband, Matt, Perry made the announcement at the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office Tuesday morning.

The seat is currently held by Congressman Raul Labrador, who announced a 2018 gubernatorial bid.

Perry enters an already crowded race. Republicans who have announced their candidacies are former Idaho attorney general and Lieutenant Governor David Leroy of Boise, former State Senate Russ Fulcher of Meridian, and current State Representative Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene. Nick Henderson of Post Falls and Michael Snyder of Bonners Ferry have also filed paperwork.

Democrats who have entered race are Donald Miller of Meridian, Michael Smith of Post Falls and James Vandermaas of Eagle.

Perry is serving her fourth term as a Representative of Idaho’s Legislative District 11. According for a news release, she has been a prominent advocate of Second Amendment rights, limited government, criminal justice reform and foster care reform. 

Perry and her husband co-own the Buckhorn Gun Shop in Boise.