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Nicole LeFavour grew up in rural central Idaho and has worked for many years as a writing teacher for at risk youth in Boise classrooms. She was been elected four times to the Idaho Legislature representing Boise's North End, East End, Downtown and Foothills. As a member to the House she worked to improve public transportation and to preserve farm lands and open space and to make sure Idaho's rampant growth payed for itself. She was dedicated to protecting Idaho families and small businesses from tax shifts, air and water pollution and increases in the cost of medical care and insurance. She helped to create policies which improved Idaho's energy independence and security.

In the Legislature she was elected three time by her peers to serve on Legislative Council and was appointed every one of her eight year to serve on the Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee. Her standing committees in the House were Revenue & Taxation Committee, Judiciary & Rules Committee and the Energy, Environment & Technology Committee. In the Senate she served on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee for four years, on Senate Judiciary as well as on the Senate Education Committee where she led Senate opposition to Tom Luna's devastating education laws. She served previously for two years on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee where she opposed cuts to mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as cuts to Medicaid and services for people with disabilities.

Interests

gardening, building things, having a good debate on important issues, making a difference in real lives, writing, photography, teaching, backpacking, learning new things, swimming in clear cold lakes, splitting wood, cooking spicy food, learning languages