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Thursday, February 12th in the Whitney Elementary School Library


Weekly Office Hours

Every Thursday (except forum nights and Spring break) from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Borah High Career Center 


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Friends and Neighbors:

The 2015 legislative session begins on Monday, January 12th. I'll need your help to be the most effective advocate for District 17. So please take the time to contact me, come to a forum or office hour, or the New Capitol Tour!

I'll be serving on the Judiciary and Rules, Local Government and Taxation, and State Affairs committees. I'll also be a member of the Joint Legislative Oversight committee and the Joint Millennium Fund committee (tobacco settlement fund administration).

My focus will be on increasing education funding while stalling further tax cuts that siphon money away from education.

While the incentive program that I co-sponsored last year is helping create decent jobs. Idaho must focus on long-term strategies to improve our economy. And again that means improving our K-career education system! There are no shortcuts!

I'll also be working with colleagues to better regulate the e-cigarette and vaping industry. We must insure that Idaho doesn't allow these products to be marketed to children or to provide unsafe products.

If you're interested in any legislative or community issues please feel free to contact me at:

Telephone - 208-332-1411
Email -
Team 17

Representatives Chew, Gannon and I (Team 17) have forged a strong bond and will be working together extensively during the coming months. Together we create powerful representation for the district!

Please take the time to visit the web sites of  Representatives Sue Chew at and John Gannon at

Team 17 Forum Schedule

All forums are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Date Location
1/15 Borah High Library
2/12 Whitney Elementary Library
3/12 Horizon Elementary Library
4/2 Boise International Market**

**Boise International Market is located in the shopping center at the southwest corner of Franklin and Curtis. Come early and have dinner with us at one of the ethnic restuarants!

Team 17 Office Hours

Every Thursday (except forum nights) from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Borah High School Career Center.

Special this year - Issue Evenings!

We will focus on these issues (though we're always open to any issues at our office hours)

Date Issue Focus
1/29 Education (K-12, Higher Ed, Tech...
2/26 Economy and Jobs
3/26 Quality of Life

NEW Event - Capitol Tour!

Saturday, January 24th 10:00 Am - Noon.

Bring the entire family and meet Team 17 in the central area of the Garden Level for a tour of the beautifully restored Statehouse! As a special treat, the tour will include an area above the fourth floor not included in public tours! Refreshments will be served.

Mailing List

If you would like to be placed on the Team 17 email newsletter list please email By signing up you'll receive legislative updates every two weeks during the legislative session and reminders about our forums and weekly office hours. Between legislative sessions you'll receive occasional updates to keep you informed.

It's truly an honor to represent you and District 17 in the Idaho State Senate.



District 17 State Senator  


Paid by Werk for Senate, Susan Eastlake, Treasurer


Latest News:

Bipartisan DNA Rights Bill Featured!

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Senator Werk talks about the minimum wage on Idaho Reports (skip to 35.09 to view this segment)

Sen. Werk's bipartisan effort to protect your DNA and privacy begins

The Hire Idaho Act gets some well-deserved press

Sen. Werk joins bipartisan effort to improve Idaho's public schools

Sen. Werk Says No to Selling Idaho's Public Land Heritage!

State's Lack of Planning Becomes Boise's Emergency

GOP Effort to Stifle Initiatives Opposed by Sen. Werk

Senator Werk Introduces the VOTE Initiative

Sen. Werk Speaks Out Against Taxpayer Supported Tobacco

Sen. Werk Advocates for Pedestrian and Bike Safety on the Bench

Sen. Werk Strongly Opposes GOP Secret Ethics Tribunals

Idaho Democrats Propose IJOBs 2.0

Senator Werk Supports Solar Panels and Property Rights

Sen. Werk Named Influential Democratic Leader in Idaho Legislature by StateImpact

Sen. Werk Speaks Out Against $100,000 Taxpayer Payment to Idaho GOP

Senator Werk Graduates from U of I Legislative Energy Institute

Watch Sen. Werk Speak About Parole Issues on TV

Sen. Werk Co-Chairs Legislative Committee that Uncovers Millions in Gov. Waste

Sen. Werk's Bipartisan School Energy Bill Signed into Law and Honored by the Press

Senator Werk Speaks Out on Payday Loans

Senator Werk Recognized for Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

Senator Werk named Legislative Advocate of the Year 




It's an honor to serve you. As your State Senator I will continue to:

Uphold our shared values of hard work, integrity, fair play, civic responsibility, accountability, and equal opportunity
Support efficient funding of our public school system and value the input of all stakeholders to improve our schools
Continue my open door policy (legislative reports, surveys, forums, and office hours) with the people of District 17
Fight for a tax system that treats everyone fairly and supports critical services (like public schools, higher education, and public safety)
Defend our 2nd amendment rights

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