Gayle Batt of Wilder (Courtesy Photo)
Idaho- Sept. 23, 2015) ~ Today I am announcing
that I will not stand as a candidate for office in the
upcoming 2016 election as State Representative for
District 11 in the Idaho Legislature. I look forward to
serving out the remainder of my term which expires in
November of 2016.
came to the legislature in 2011 to “do”, not
to “become”. As an advocate of term limits, I
set a personal limit of six years’ service. My voting
record is clear; the votes that I cast were not made for
the purpose of getting re-elected. I believe only when
one is free from self-preservation are they truly free
to serve others.
decision to make this announcement six months in advance
of the candidate declaration filing period was to assure
ample time for residents in our District to find
candidates for the 2016 election. Such decisions require
prayerful, timely consideration as well as financial,
family and business planning.
the citizens of District 11 has been an enormously
rewarding experience. It has been my privilege to be
involved in many crucial issues of the State during the
past five years. I have been equally humbled by the
professional respect and personal kindness shown to me
by my constituents.
Gayle Batt, (208) 337-5600