As of Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I’m sure that there has been enough said about Sheryl Nuxoll’s ignorant actions and her explanations of those actions; however, no one who voted for her should be upset or surprised. She has been consistent in her commitment to her narrow beliefs. The people to be upset with are those who are too busy, too lazy or too bedazzled by the shining “R” behind a candidate’s name to do the research, check the record, and look at the facts before marking a ballot.
This incident, while childish in extreme, rude, ignorant, bigoted and all of the other adjectives that have been printed, was completely true to form for the senator. She, in her arrogance, believes that she did what she did to stand up for you as she explained, “…since we’re the Senate we’re setting an example of what we, Idaho, believe.”
She won 67.4 percent of the votes of the registered voters who voted in the last election. That appears to make her believe that she speaks for all Idahoans. A few other facts might help her put that in perspective: There are 22,919 registered voters in District 7, only 13,294 of whom voted. Her 8,959 votes represent 39 percent of registered voters in the district, or not even half. There are 753,840 registered voters in the entire state of Idaho. This makes the number who voted for her approximately 1 percent (one percent) of the registered voters in the state. (Secretary of State website)
I did not vote for her, nor does she represent me in any way, and there are many Idahoans who are not represented by this senator. Someone needs to make her believe that.
Dawn K. Kennedy-Haeder