September 1, 2020
In a unanimous vote by its statewide Board of Directors, the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) endorsed the candidacy of Rebecca Arnold and Kara Veit in this year’s November election. Both are running for four‐year terms on the Commission governing the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) – Idaho’s largest and only countywide highway authority.
The race in District 1 pits Kara Veit against three other candidates. “What sets Kara Veit apart from the others in this race is her determination to focus on solving problems, not tilting at windmills to score political points,” said Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon. “The taxpayers of Ada County deserve a Commissioner that will safeguard their money, focus on the future, and cooperate with others – including city and county officials – to address the pressures of growth while maintaining Idaho’s way of life.”
In District 2, incumbent Rebecca Arnold faces a single challenger. “Commissioner Arnold is a proven problem solver and has earned our trust through years of dedication and hard work,” stated Idaho AGC President and Boise‐area contractor Bob Von Lintig. “Time and time again she has demonstrated her ability to put the needs of Idaho and the citizens of Ada County first.”
The Idaho AGC did not make an endorsement in the District 5 race. “We must reserve judgement until we’ve had the opportunity to meet all of the candidates in this crowded race,” noted Hammon.
The Idaho AGC is the state’s largest, most‐trusted network of commercial construction professionals representing heavy civil, utility, and commercial builders of all types across the entire state. Its more than 600 member companies build the schools, multi‐family housing, hospitals, shopping centers, factories, and other commercial spaces used by Idahoans every day along with the roads, bridges, and utilities that connect them all together.
“As a statewide organization, we do not often get involved in local races. However, ACHD is the exception. This year’s election is just too important to the future of Ada County and Idaho as a whole to be ignored,” stated Hammon.
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Contact Information: Wayne Hammon – 208‐344‐2531