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Crossposted on 43rd State Blues

I first met TJ Thomson at an AFL-CIO labor day picnic in Boise a few years ago. I had felt disillusioned with the hostility and narrow-mindedness of many elected officials in Idaho's majority party.

So meeting this poised, balanced progressive was a silver lining in Idaho's cloudy sea of bad leadership.

TJ is well known throughout Idaho as an engaged citizen and respected policy analyst, program evaluator, and community organizer.

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I also support TJ because he has kept his promises to you, helping to strengthen our area over the last 4 years. The list of accomplishments includes:

    Added thousands of acres of open space to the protected column in our beautiful foothills.
    Increased park space, including additional dog parks and expanded off-leash hours.
    Expanded recreational opportunities, including the new Whitewater River Park.
    Protected worker’s safety by eliminating smoking in bars.
    Crime rates are at historic lows in the City of Boise.
    Our bus system will soon expand services – accomplished during difficult economic times.
    A strengthened recycling program, to include no-sort recycling and a glass pick-up option.
    Implemented the vast majority of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies, as recommended for climate protection.
    Protected all citizens from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
    Improved sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Increased cyclist safety on our streets.
    Worked to attract new businesses to the area. Boise maintains one of Idaho's lowest unemployment rates.
    Spear-headed first Living Wage Policy in Idaho. Setting a standard for local businesses to follow.
    Check out all the great recognition Boise has received in recent years here: BOISE

A proud Idaho native and Air Force veteran, TJ Thomson has built over a decade of experience as a steward of fiscal responsibility at the federal, state, and private levels. TJ works for Idaho Power as a Certified Internal Auditor, promoting ethical and open business practices and efficient use of resources. As a former NASA policy analyst and program evaluator with the Idaho Legislature, TJ has valuable experience finding improvements and taxpayer savings in government programs and initiatives. An engaged citizen and active community organizer, TJ lives in West Boise with his wife Alisha, to whom he has been happily married for over a decade.

TJ has been happily married for over a decade to his wife, Alisha. Together, they enjoy the many wonderful aspects of living in Idaho, including: fishing, skiing, boating, biking  and hiking in Boise’s  beautiful foothills.

Read more at TJ's new campaign website.

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Originally posted to The Book Bear on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:23 PM PDT.

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