Please Welcome State Representatives Amador and Addis
The Iron Horse will truly come alive on Friday, noon, on July 12th. Perhaps for the first time or the first time in a long time two of our Idaho House of Representatives will be speaking: second term Representative, Paul Amador, and first term Representative, Jim Addis. Just to clarify–both are Republicans and we are a Democratic Club. We may have vastly different opinions on issues and legislative actions but it speaks volumes for them both to agree to join us for our weekly luncheon.
An Opportunity for Constructive Dialogue
This getting together should be a common occurrence but in Idaho is anything but common. Please remember the Democratic Club is the social outreach arm of the Kootenai County Democratic Party. We are not a political action committee, a debate forum, nor is this a town hall-type meeting. Therefore, our discussion with representatives Amador and Addis needs to be civil and respectful. We need to listen to our two legislators. As you ask questions or make statements, please be sure to provide an explanation as to why you hold that opinion. Express your view and listen to theirs. I seriously doubt that representative Amador and Addis are operating under the assumption that the Democratic Club members voted for them. Yet they are coming to our house expecting civility and respect. Let’s not disappoint them or discourage others from speaking to our group. We are different, we are better. Let’s show it this Friday at the Iron Horse, noon, at 407 Sherman Avenue.
About Our Speakers
Paul Amador is the District 4 legislator for seat b. District 4 first elected him in 2016. Mr. Amador holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Nevada. Before entering politics, he served as an administrator at various colleges and universities. His last administrative position was at the University of Idaho. Rep. Amador currently owns and operates an educational and data management consulting business with his wife Julie.
Jim Addis is the District 4 legislator for seat a. He was elected in 2018 to fill the open seat left by long-time LD4 legislator Luke Malek. Addis is a graduate of Washington State University and holds degrees in both economics and business management. His family owns and opperates Tom Addis Dodge and Lake City Ford-Lincoln. Mr Addis has managed the company for 18 years. He is also a two-time past president of Idaho Auto Dealers Association, present and past board member of Boys and Girls Clubs, Excel Foundation, CDA Rotary and more.
This could be the beginning of more productive and open discussions among us all here in Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai County. Let’s not be the reason it is a one time occurrence. We can create a better community through these type discussions.
Membership is not a requirement to attend although we do hope if non members come they will want to join. Bring family, relatives or just friends. This can be a growing experience for all if we remain civil and respectful of each other’s opinions as we should.