Lawson seeks to unseat Corder in senate race

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Marla Lawson of Lowman is making a second effort to unseat incumbent Dist. 22 state Sen. Tim Corder in the May 25 primary election.

Lawson ran against Corder six years ago and says she learned a lot in the campaign. Since then, she says, she has sat back, watched, learned and studied her opponent.

"I'm impassioned to work to make Idaho better," she said, adding that "I feel my values are more conservative than his."

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  • Marla - AS IF! I have read your letters to the editor of your local paper. And frankly, I don't wish to have my interests represented by someone that involves herself/himself in local petty p....n matches. You do not have the experience or the sophistication it requires to represent your district.

    Perhaps, instead of sitting back, watching and studying your opponent, you should have been sitting back, watching and studying the needs and issues of this district, and God knows, there are many.

    You can take the girl out of the hills, but you can't take the hillbilly out of the girl. Just sayin.....

    -- Posted by bearhunter on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 9:12 AM
  • Does anyone know how I can get a hold of Mr. Corder? I need an interview with him for the HS paper.

    -- Posted by lilmissmelmo on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 11:43 AM
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    Try this site:

    I just googled him and came up with this. If that does not work for you, look in the phone book and see if his office is listed.

    -- Posted by B Mullen on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 3:45 PM
  • Bazookaman - I appreciate your opinion! However, my concience tells me I can't vote for either. I understand your points and agree with some of them. But Marla Lawson is NOT who I want to represent me. Pretty bad when you have leave a blank vote.

    -- Posted by bearhunter on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 4:21 PM
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    You can always find contact info for Idaho State Legislators at the Idaho State Legislature website.This includes telephone numbers.

    -- Posted by Charlemagne on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 12:19 PM
  • Bazookaman- You sure did see those signs on my pickup- and there are some in my yard, too. My name is on the Republican ballot for 4th precinct committeeman as well, because I, and others, fully support Republican Senator Tim Corder and all he has done for this state, this district, this county, and this city. His steadfast efforts to be a thinking, caring, effective statesman who carefully drafts legislation and who honestly and rationally weighs the pros and cons of other legislation have been rewarded now by a second attempt to eliminate our most effective legislator by fringe elements who do not share his views. I respect your right to your viewpoint on Senator Corder's positions, but your assertion that he is not a Republican is false. I respectfully disagree with many of the positions you take, and to assert that agreement with those is required in order to call oneself a Republican is also false. If Senator Tim Corder is not qualified to call himself a Republican according to your standards, then neither were Ronald Reagan or Phil Batt, for that matter. If they're RINOs, I would think you are also- except one who actually belongs to the Constitution Party( ). I guess we'll let the marketplace of ideas decide whether yours is the more correct version of the Republican Party. I, however, am not willing to lose the most effective legislator serving our district over a couple of unimportant stances on fringe ideologies. We have a state government that now, more than ever, needs effective statesmen as legislators, not the empty rhetoric, posturing and windmill tilting we have seen from the rest of them. I wholeheartedly support Senator Corder in his endeavor to make our State government function effectively for the benefit of all citizens, and if that support comes with the cost of losing your future vote for me, in my opinion, it will have been worth it to keep Senator Tim Corder serving our district.

    -- Posted by Councilman Schroeder on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 4:14 PM
  • Marla Lawson is about as likely to unseat Sen. Corder as the sun failing to come up in the morning. She is not doing much to get elected as far as I can see and is up against an entrenched candidate from a much larger voting base. That is not a formula for success.

    The big flap in the Idaho World is actually between a neighbor and her husband. She really should not have a part in it but continues to put both feet in it anyway.

    -- Posted by jwb0686 on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 5:44 PM
  • Bazookaman: Senator Corder is an honest man- honest to his core. He hides nothing. If he supports something, he says so. If he does not, he says so- and will even take the time to explain his reasoning. Finding out his stance on Obamacare is as simple as a phone call to him. His number is listed in the paper.

    -- Posted by Councilman Schroeder on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 6:03 AM
  • I interviewed Mr. Corder this morning, and was very impressed.

    He is an honest man and answered every one of my questions as thoroughly as I could ever asked for.

    IMHO- if you like someone's platform, vote for them. Don't withdraw your vote just because they like a candidate for another position.

    -- Posted by lilmissmelmo on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 12:45 PM
  • Corder...Lawson...Corder...Lawson...can't decide....umm...maybe I'll just flip a coin and see what happens. NOT!!!

    -- Posted by Malafunkshun Mountain Homie on Sun, May 9, 2010, at 1:36 AM
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    Paula, If the nasty and mean spirited things you have said about Marla Larson are true,why would she be silly enough to run against Sen.Corder? How squeeky clean is Sen. Corder? Has he ever been in trouble with the law? Has he ever quarrled with his wife or his children? From his campaign signs etc. I am quite sure that he is extremely financially stable!!!!! Finances seems not to be a problem for him. I would like to know just what Sen.Corder has done for Idaho, Elmore county, or for that matter the citizens of this state?????? I have heard so much talk about how good he is but nothing about what he has done for Idaho. Please some one tell me WHAT HE DONE FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by ides of april on Sun, May 9, 2010, at 8:17 PM
  • I do not understand why our state legislatures failed to exempt the Boise Mission from paying sales tax that would have saved them $15,000.00 which they could well use. The Boise Rescue Mission provides a wonderful service to our area.The excuse was.....this also from Mr Corder...many churches etc also have food banks and they aren't exemp. Well: food banks are supplied by people in the community Mr. Corder. That was a wrong answer as far as I am concerned.

    -- Posted by jctas on Mon, May 10, 2010, at 2:34 PM
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