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Rep. Gayle Batt of Wilder (Courtesy Photo)

(Wilder, 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.


I 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.

My 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.


Serving 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.

Contact:  Gayle Batt, (208) 337-5600