The October 19 Dem Club Friday luncheon will feature “Candidates in the Hot Seat” Dale Broadsword, running for Idaho State Senate, District 2, and Dan Gookin, the independent candidate for Kootenai County Clerk.
Dale Broadsword, Democratic candidate for the Idaho State Senate, was born in Coeur d’Alene in 1952, the youngest of nine children. He attended parochial schools throughout his childhood and credits their providing him a good education. He has been married to his wife Lu for 46 years, and they have a son Richard and a daughter Angela and two grandchildren, Liberty and Mia. He works for Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane and is a long-time member of United Steelworkers Local 338. He has held multiple positions with this local union and the North Idaho Central Labor Council. He has also been active in the community as coach for junior tackle teams and for his daughter’s softball team and was treasurer of the softball program. For forty years Dale and his wife have been fair superintendents for various 4 H programs at the Kootenai County Fair. He has also been a Democratic precinct captain for precinct 6 for many terms. This is his first experience running for state office.