Former Idaho Rep. Shirley Ringo endorsed AJ Balukoff’s campaign for governor, his campaign announced today. Ringo, a former math teacher, served 14 years in the Idaho Legislature representing Latah County and ran for the 1st Congressional District in 2014.

“I was honored to run alongside AJ in 2014 and have seen firsthand how much he cares about Idaho. AJ is a team player,” Ringo said. “With a minority of Democrats in the Idaho House, this is critical to best represent your interests.  AJ excels in his depth of knowledge on a wide range of topics, and particularly in his unfailing integrity.

Ringo joins over 45 current and formerly elected Idaho leaders in endorsing Balukoff, including 12 of the 17 Democratic legislators currently serving in the Idaho Legislature.