All candidates for Idaho State Senate District 11 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho State Senate District 11 — Toni Ferro (D) and Chris Trakel (R)  — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. 

Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Republican Party controls both chambers of Idaho’s state legislature. Idaho is one of 23 states with a Republican party trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?            


  • “Idaho’s investment in education is the lowest in the nation per student even though we have had record tax surpluses and tax cuts two years in a row.”
  • “Idaho is facing a housing crisis. This year the legislature barely discussed the issue and passed only a relatively small bill to address this pressing problem.”
  • “Our legislators are not focused on our needs. During the last legislative session, legislators failed again to address our skyrocketing property taxes.”


  • “I am for lower property tax and removal of the grocery tax. Our taxes have been too high and have become a burden on many residents.”
  • “Protect individual rights, liberties, and freedoms. I am pro-Constitution, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-life from day 1, pro-family choice in education.”
  • “Less government control. Government has reached into many aspects of daily life that it was not intended to do.”

Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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Idaho State Senate elections, 2022