It is Time for Real Change
Caldwell has grown into a lively, diverse, and welcoming community of working people who care about their families and their neighbors. It is time we start electing representatives who value the same things we do.
Vote Toni Ferro for State Legislature in November 2022.
Why I am running for State Senate
When I graduated from Caldwell High School in 1989, the population of Caldwell was 18,000 people and Idaho was about to reach 1 million. Today the population of Caldwell is approaching 60,000 and Idaho is home to 1.8 million people. This kind of growth brings a lot of change that Idaho's legislature is not recognizing and not prepared to address. My background has prepared me to help Idaho meet the needs of the future.
After graduating from Caldwell High School, I earned an Engineering degree from the University of Redlands. Then I went to work in the high-tech industry. I spent twelve years at Intel Corporation managing projects with team members located around the world. My time at Intel showed me the importance of focusing on the real needs of people, forecasting into the future, and budgeting appropriately.
I left Intel to study Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. While earning my doctorate I taught undergraduate students and conducted research into the relationship between technology and society.
During graduate school I also became an active member of the union that advocated for student workers. I got to see first hand how access to education changes people's circumstances. And I got to see the positive impacts that result from workers having a seat at the table in negotiating wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Now, I am working to make Idaho a better place for Idaho's working people. To bring Idaho into the future, we need a legislature that is laser focused on the real needs of their constituents. We need legislators that believe in the power of education, that will ensure our citizens have the health care they need without constant worry, and that understand the value of workers' voices in the workplace.
It is time for real change.