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Coeur d'Alene Press
April 19, 2016
 
Congressman Raúl Labrador announced his endorsement of Republican candidates Don Cheatham and Kathy Sims. 

Cheatham is seeking re-election to Seat B in Legislative District 3.

"Don Cheatham has emerged as one of the most reliable, conservative voices in the Idaho Legislature.  He has strongly advocated for a smaller government and championed policies that will help out state grow." Labrador said. "He has demonstrated in the Legislature and through his prior service to our country that he cares about keeping America safe.  I'm proud to support Rep. Cheatham.

Sims is seeking re-election to Seat B in District 4.

"Kathy Sims has been a tireless advocate of conservative principles during her time in the Idaho Legislature.  From supporting pro=growth economic policies to defending life of the unborn and our Second Amendment rights. Kathy has always been a reliable vote for conservative policies. I'm proud to support Rep. Kathy Sims," Labrador said.

President Ronald Reagan &

Don Cheatham

Experience, education & Family

Don’s Experience Over The Past 40 Years Has prepared Him To Serve The Citizens Of Post Falls And Kootenai County In District 3B, And All Of Idaho.  

-Currently, Your State Representative, Legislative District 3B


-Retired Regional Director For the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Southwestern United States.  He And His Team Were Responsible For The Safety Of Over 45 Million People And Its Critical Infrastructure And Key Resources.


-Vice President And Regional Manager In Protective Services For The Bank Of America.  He Drafted & Implemented Budgets Of $10+ Million, Addressing The Bank’s Security Vulnerabilities And Key Assets.


-Nearly 25 Years With The Los Angeles Police Department, Assignments In SWAT, Detective Supervisor In Gang Task Force, Internal Affairs, And  A Member Of The Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force.


-Served In The United States Air Force During The Vietnam Era.


-Cheatham Has A Bachelor of Science Degree In Criminal Justice And A Lifetime Limited Teaching Credential.


-Don’s Wife Volunteers Her Time To Assist Him.


Representative Cheatham Has NEVER Personally Asked Any Person, Company, Organization, Corporation Or Lobbyist For A Donation To His Campaign.


AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, DON WORKED FOR 
and SPONSORS:

  • Improve & Not Hinder Business Growth
  • Improve Education & Options
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Pro 2nd Amendment (Gun Rights)
  • States’ And People’s Rights
  • Privacy Of Personal Data
  • Pro-life
  • Assisting Veterans


STATE REPRESENTATIVE DON CHEATHAM HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS: 


  • U.S. CONGRESSMAN RAUL LABRADOR ENDORSES REPRESENTATIVE DON CHEATHAM

On April 13, 2016, U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador from Idaho endorsed Don Cheatham, State Representative from District 3B for re-election.  Congressman Labrador wrote, “Don Cheatham has emerged as one of the most reliable, conservative voices in the Idaho Legislature.  He has strongly advocated for a smaller government and championed policies that will help our state grow.  He has demonstrated in the legislature and through his prior service to our country that he cares about keeping America safe.  I’m proud to support Representative Cheatham.”

---Congressman Labrador


  • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION BY REP. SCOTT BEDKE, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, REP. MIKE MOYLE, MAJORITY LEADER, REP. BRENT CRANE, ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER, REP. JOHN VANDER WOUDE, CAUCUS CHAIRMAN

​April 25, 2016

This letter serves as our recommendation for Rep. Don Cheatham, who is completing his first two-year term representing the people of District 3 in the Idaho House of Representatives.

During his first term, Rep. Cheatham has been assigned to three House Committees: State Affairs, Local Government, and Judiciary, Rules & Administration. He brings a wealth of real-life experience to his legislative position, with a background in security and law enforcement. That experience serves him well as he deals with legislation on the widely diverse topics that come before these committees.

Rep. Cheatham is a conscientious and reliable legislator who works hard to represent his constituents well. He is thoughtful, prudent and deliberative. He is willing to listen to all sides of an issue and work collaboratively with his fellow legislators to arrive at what is best for his constituents and the people of Idaho. He is humble and honest, two characteristics that service anyone well, but particularly those who are privileged to hold public office.

We are please to write this letter of support for Rep. Don Cheatham, and we wish him well as he seeks re-election.

Sincerely,

Rep. Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House

Rep. Mike Moyle, Majority Leader

Rep. Brent Crane, Assistant Majority Leader

Rep. John Vander Woude, Caucus Chairman

Click here to view the letter of recommendation.


  • WAYNE HOFFMAN, PRESIDENT, IDAHO FREEDOM ACTION ENDORSES REPRESENTATIVE DON CHEATHAM

"In just two years, Don has become a force for freedom in the Idaho Legislature. He is a real champion for conservative principles, and a friend of the taxpayer."


​Representative Cheatham was the Friend of Freedom award recipient for 2015 and 2016 and is endorsed by Idaho Freedom Action.   ​


  • IDAHO FREEDOM ALLIANCE
  • REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF IDAHO
  • NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) GIVES REP. CHEATHAM AN "A" RATING
  • REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF IDAHO
  • IDAHO CHOOSES LIFE



AWARDS


  • FOOD PRODUCERS OF IDAHO, INC., AG ALL STAR AWARD RECIPIENT

Click HereTo View The Letter Announcing This Award From Food Producers of Idaho.


  • ​IDAHO FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: EARNED THE PRESTIGIOUS

"FRIEND OF AGRICULTURE" AWARD

Click HereTo View The Letter Honoring State Representative Don Cheatham.



LETTERS OF APPRECIATION AND Thanks for state representative don cheatham's hard work:


  • LETTER FROM THE STATE OF IDAHO SUPREME COURT SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE, BARRY WOOD


March 29, 2016


Representative Don Cheatham, 


Just a quick note to thank you for your service on the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee.


This committee is vital to the success of the Idaho Courts and your willingness to help is greatly appreciated.


Working together, we can make a better Idaho Court System for all Idahoans.


Thanks Again.


Senior District Judge, Barry Wood


Click Here To View The Letter


  • IDAHO VOICES FOR CHILDREN LETTER

Letter ​Voicing Their Appreciation For Representative Cheatham Passing Two Literacy Bills. 

​​Click Here To View The Letter.


  • IDAHO BUSINESS FOR EDUCATION

Letter Thanking Representative Cheatham For Supporting Reading And Literacy Programs In Idaho Schools.  This Legislative Session, Representative Cheatham Voted To Appropriate Money For Academic And Career Advising And To Fund The Work Of The STEM Action Center. More Than 37,000 Idaho Students Will Benefit From The Programs Representative Cheatham Supports  

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  • STUDENT LETTER Thanking Representative Cheatham For His Time 

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ABOUT DON CHEATHAM