Shirley Ringo is a retired public school teacher now finishing her 14th year representing the people of Moscow in the Idaho House of Representatives. She is running for Congress to be a voice for Idaho’s working families in Washington, D.C., and to restore responsible leadership to the House of Representatives.
Shirley is a teacher, an organizer, a public servant, and a proud Idahoan. Shirley's values are Idaho's values. Give everyone a shot at the
American Dream. Reward hard work. Build an economy that's fair and
lifts everyone up. Insist on accountability in government. And protect
Idaho, the best place on earth, for future generations.
Shirley's a leader for all of Idaho. After 14 years in the Idaho
House, her colleagues chose her to co-chair the Joint Legislative
Oversight Committee -- even though she's a bright-blue Democrat in a
In my latest blog, Shirley takes the lead: Election 2014: Shirley Ringo Points Out Labrador's Severe Flaws.
There is also the glaring fact that Conngressman Labrador Agrees: Americans Don't Know What Republicans Stand For.
Therefore, Shirley Ringo will give Raul Labrador a Real Fight.
The doublespeak being spewed by her opponent, Raul Labrador, is bad for Idaho. In 2011, Congressman Labrador cosponsored legislation that would
direct the Department of Defense to transfer at least 10% of eligible
military equipment to state agencies including a drone called the MQ-9
And in September, Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson (GA) introduced
legislation called the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act after the
horrific violence witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri. Congressman Labrador
is a cosponsor on the bill.
“In an act of political expediency, Congressman Labrador has
demonstrated what he will do get elected. One year he cosponsors
legislation to arm law enforcement agencies with tactical military
equipment like missile firing drones, and this year he cosponsors
legislation to limit access to tactical equipment,” Shirley said. “He
either has truly changed his views or he is playing politics.”
“I must point out that the legislation was penned by a Democrat, who
had the foresight to seek
Congressman Raúl Labrador is pursuing an extreme agenda, chasing the
national media spotlight, instead of focusing on the challenges of
Idaho's working families. Let's send Shirley to Congress, and send Raúl packing. The only way
to do that is with an outpouring of grassroots support. It starts with you.
(Questions? Contact the Ringo campaign at 208-301-2272.)