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Saturday, October 18, 2014

At the University of Idaho Homecoming parade, I will hand out my 1,000th bag of Lamar Latah Lentil soup! The soup is an important connection in my campaign between the people and economy of Latah County. In addition to promoting Latah County grown Lentils, I promote other Latah County food production. The back of the soup label reads: Support Latah County businesses by adding locally made sausage from Genesee or Moscow, or greens from one of the many local growers. Consider pairing this with wine from Juliaetta and Moscow, or beer brewed in Latah County. End your meal with coffee roasted in Troy.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

I slept in a cardboard box last night as part of the Family Promise of the Palouse Cardboard Box City. My sleeping box was made from one of the boxes used to deliver my campaign yard signs. More than $16,000 was raised by this event in an effort to help people who are homeless. Read more about Cardboard Box City.

Campaign Update from Tom

Monday, October 6, 2014

In the past several months, I have personally knocked on more than 2,000 doors throughout Latah County, listening to people’s needs and concerns, and answering questions about my campaign. I have learned a lot from our residents about how I can best serve their interests. While visiting with one family in Bovill, I decided to propose that Latah County Commissioners should conduct meetings in various communities around the county. We need to take our business to the people, and expand beyond expecting them to come to us. My hope is for the County government to be viewed as a team player with our residents and towns in Latah County.

Campaign Kickoff Party: April 10, 5:00pm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Join us for this year's first campaign fundraiser! The Latah County Democrats are holding a kickoff event on Thursday, April 10 from 5–7pm. Food and drinks will be served while you learn about the 2014 candidates at the home of Tim Gresback and Sarah Nelson. Click here for more information.

Lamar announces candidacy for Latah County Commissioner, District 2

Monday, February 24, 2014

tom lamarMoscow City Council member Tom Lamar announced his intention to run for the open Latah County Commissioner seat in District 2, which includes south Moscow and Genesee.

Lamar, a Democrat, is seeking the position currently held by Tom Stroschein, who is not seeking re-election.

A long-time Latah County resident, Lamar plans to bring 24 years of organizational management and seven years of local government experience to benefit the people of Latah County.

Lamar said he will bring a balanced approach to promote the local economy, communities, and natural resources of Latah County. "We can do better to create a prosperous Idaho with high-paying jobs and thriving communities where our children have the opportunity to stay, find good work and raise their families," he said.

Lamar brings experience in problem solving, budget management, human resources, public policy development, government oversight, natural resources, and fundraising to the Commissioner job. “My experience and familiarity with local government and regional issues will ensure a smooth transition in the county courthouse next January,” he said. "I’m looking forward to serving all of the people of Latah County."

Lamar was appointed to the Moscow City Council in June of 2007 to fill a vacancy. He was elected to a full four-year term in November of that year, receiving the most votes of the seven candidates on the ballot. Lamar was re-elected in November 2011, again with the highest number of votes in the field. He is the longest-serving member of the current council members.

Since 1990, Lamar has been the executive director of Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, a broad-based conservation organization and Nature Center based in Moscow. In that role he has worked with many Latah County landowners on stream restoration projects on their properties. He is a founding member of the Latah Trail Foundation, and taught Conservation Leadership for six years at the University of Idaho.

Lamar holds a master’s degree from Washington State University and a bachelor’s from the University of Delaware. He lives in Moscow. He helped raise three talented daughters, all of whom graduated from Moscow High School and are alumnae of, or current student at the University of Idaho.

Photo: Jonathan S. Billing

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