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Personal Endorsements

Tom Newton

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 30, 2022

...A vote for Toni Ferro is a vote for a Legislator who will address the housing crisis, infrastructure, the need for schools and to actually educate our children, and a voice against divisiveness and extremism. 

Tom Newton, Caldwell

Cynthia Alleman

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 30, 2022

Toni Ferro

...Chris [Trakel] stated, “taxes are basically theft”. He touts the party line, emotionally stating criteria on abortion. Chris is against checks for gun ownership, saying “Aren’t we innocent until proven guilty?”

,,,Toni offered ideas to cope with constituent concerns of traffic, affordable housing, and education.

Move Idaho in a positive direction. Vote Toni Ferro!

Cynthia Alleman, Caldwell

Penny Neely

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 25, 2022

Toni Ferro

Toni Ferro will make a great Idaho State Senator representing District 11.

Toni has walked every neighborhood in District 11 knocking on 3,200+ doors and talking with people about the issues affecting them...


Caldwell folks tell her of traffic snarls, high housing costs, unmanageable property taxes, school funding, water concerns and more...Tax policy has shifted unfair amounts on lower- and middle-class people.

These kitchen table issues are the ones...on which Toni will concentrate her problem-solving skills when she gets to the State Senate.

Lastly, Toni will make an outstanding Senator because she cares. She cares about Idaho, Caldwell and YOU. 

Penny Neely, Caldwell

San Juanita Archuleta

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 19, 2022

I support of Toni Ferro for the Idaho State Senate.

As an advocate for student workers Toni saw first hand how access to education changes people’s chances. Toni has the Education, Energy & Enthusiasm to Encourage & Elevate this issue.


Skyrocketing property taxes is everyone’s concern. Toni will be at the table to Negotiate & Navigate, focusing on the real Needs of the people.


Growth is inevitable. The decisions our elected representatives make today will affect generations to come. Forecasting into the future, budgeting appropriately, funding allotments for road and transportation are issues Toni Ferro is sincerely passionate about.


Toni Ferro will put people over politics. She sees how important it is for working people to have a seat at the table while negotiating policy.

San Juanita Archuleta, Caldwell

Trish Robertson

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 2, 2022

... Toni Ferro knows business, how to get projects completed and how to work with people with different views and from different backgrounds.

She will be great at fixing Idaho’s infrastructure, managing our rapid growth sensibly and achieving a more balanced tax structure — including property tax fairness to allow folks to stay in their homes.

Toni is determined to improve Idaho education and ensure that funds will flow to help our students become productive, well-paid adults who can find good jobs in Idaho.

Patricia Robertson, Caldwell

Melyssa Ferro

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press,

October 18, 2020


Having known Toni Ferro for several decades now, I can attest to the fact that she prioritizes the needs of children in our community and is committed to helping make Idaho’s education system a model of excellence. She comes from a family of educators, so Toni has spent time talking with teachers about the realities of the needs of students and families in our community.

Our discussions centered on how to open doors for kids through fiscally supporting our local school districts as well as strengthening our communities with access to health care, affordable housing, and good paying jobs for their families...


Toni will bring the voices of Caldwell teachers, students, and families into decision-making and give them a strong advocate who cares about the diversity and richness of our community.  As a veteran teacher...and as the 2016 Idaho State Teacher of the Year, I am proud to endorse Toni Ferro for Legislative District [11’s] Senate seat.

Melyssa Ferro, Caldwell

Brandi Mayes

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, 

October 18,2020


I am proud to endorse and ask District [11] voters to elect Toni Ferro to the Idaho State Senate...

I have known Toni for many years. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to school together, and even attended the same University. Toni has always been level-headed, trustworthy, responsible, and willing to listen and work with anyone...

Toni thoughtful, competent, fair, and will listen and work with, and for, all Idahoans. ...With her background in Engineering and Technology, Toni brings new and a wider variety of perspectives to the table. She is a problem solver, focused on results and data. She will represent Idaho with responsibility, efficiency, integrity, and good honest values.


Brandi Mayes, Kuna

Kristin Hoffman

Letter to the Editor

Idaho Press, October 11, 2020


...I have known Toni since the 6th grade. She has always been a great friend, a leader in her community, and incredibly knowledgeable about politics.

She returned to Idaho after her college career was completed, as Idaho has always been her home, even while away.

[Toni] is passionate about her state, and wants to improve the areas that need improvement, as well as keep Idaho the great state it has always been. She cares deeply about the people in her community, and her priority is to make sure we are living in a state that exemplifies the same passion for Idahoans as she has.

Kristin Hoffman, Kuna

Anne Gigray Kinley

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press,

October 8, 2020

Toni has been one of my dearest and closest friends since middle school. She is a homegrown C-town girl who genuinely cares about Caldwell, its constituents, and doing what is right and best for ALL people.

Toni and I were teammates for over 7 years on the Caldwell Swim Team from 6th grade through high school and at the Caldwell Pool as lifeguards/swim lesson instructors. Upon graduating from Caldwell High School Toni went away for many years to earn her college degrees, but always stayed in close personal contact with many of her Caldwell friends. She was and still is a strong supporter of anything and everything all of her friends need.

Toni has a knack for critical thinking and coming up with new and different ways to attack problems. She has always been wonderful at finding compromises and working to make all sides happy. 


If you would truly like an HONEST, Hardworking, Good Listener seriously working for YOU TONI FERRO is your candidate.

Anne Gigray Kinley, Middleton

Leif Skyving

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press,

October 1, 2020


Toni Ferro is fiscally responsible and concerned about growing Idaho's prosperity, not our debt. Toni Ferro is needed to stop Jim Rice and his penchant for living on credit.

Leif Skyving, Caldwell

Christine Sugg

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, September 24, 2020


As a Caldwell High School graduate, Toni has deep roots and cares about the people of Caldwell and Idaho. One way in which this is expressed was in her efforts to support Proposition 2, the Medicaid Expansion program, to cover tens of thousands of Idahoans without health care coverage.

Having achieved her PhD in Engineering, teaching undergraduate students, and working in the high-tech and engineering fields, Toni has gained experience in: forecasting, budgeting appropriately, teaching, and the relationship between education, society, and technology...

Toni values the people of Caldwell and of Idaho. She understands the importance of health care, quality education, technology, and good-paying jobs. She knows how to listen and to lead. She has respect for the will of the people and will work to support—not undermine—their values and needs.

Visit and see for yourself what she can bring to District [11] and all of Idaho!

Christine Sugg, Nampa

Levi Cavener

Letters to the Editor, Idaho Press, September 20, 2020


Vote Ferro

When you talk to [Toni] Ferro you quickly understand she has a vision to invest in and attract the very best businesses into district [11] by making sure we have first class infrastructure and schools that encourage businesses to set up shop in our communities. She listens to our concerns with compassion, and has a plan for working across the aisle as a team player.

A vote for her to represent our district as State Senator is a vote to bring the very best paying modern jobs to the district. Our community deserves nothing less.

Levi Cavener, Caldwell

Rex Hanson

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, September 4, 2020

Please vote for Toni Ferro for District 10 Senate! Our State Legislature needs her skills and energy to make progress on urgent issues of education, healthcare, taxes, wages and housing. Our current legislature has consistently failed to address these problems and — worse — has focused on issues that benefit few or none and have cost taxpayers dearly in lawsuits and wasted effort.

Trained as an engineer, and with years of high-tech project experience, Toni has the skills to address our issues in a modern, practical, non-partisan way. She knows Caldwell, listens to voters, works very hard and has the energy to get the job done. Please remember her on November 3rd!

Rex Hanson, Caldwell

Wayne and Margaret Fuller

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, September 2, 2020

We ask District [11] voters to elect Toni Ferro to the Idaho State Senate. Toni is a moderate whose top priorities are education, health care to contain COVID, good wages, and responsible government that does not waste taxes. We lived in Caldwell for 26 years, raised 5 children who graduated from Caldwell High School and know Toni and her family. Toni will be a great State Senator for District [11].

Wayne & Margaret Fuller, Weiser

Jerry and Margaret Langan

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, August 30, 2020

We are proud to endorse Toni Ferro who is running for the Idaho State Senate in the upcoming election. Toni is a graduate of Caldwell High School and holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Washington. 

Toni’s high tech industry experience including 12 years as a project manager...makes her qualified. Her opponent is one of the repeat politicians which have held 80% of the legislative seats in the Idaho Legislature for 20 years and our property taxes are spiking, housing costs are skyrocketing, and our education system is struggling, and our infrastructure is crumpling. 


Toni Ferro is ...committed to prioritize the changes that need to be addressed.

We recommend a vote for Toni Ferro.

Jerry & Margaret Langan, Caldwell

Richard Aiaini

Letter to the Editor, Idaho Press, August 20, 2020

Over the years, [Toni Ferro and I] have spent time,,,discussing the problems of local and National politics. It was evident that the approach Toni used in arriving at solutions to these problems, strongly reflected her Engineering background using well defined facts; a clear definition based on logic and a firm description of the goals.

...The approach Toni employs is designed to preserve transparency, while defining her approach to a solid solution. I believe that Toni will be a strong progressive Senator and a real asset to Idaho.

Richard Aiani, Meridian

Organization Endorsements

The Idaho Education Association

The Idaho Education Association is made up of teachers from around the state. Their mission is "to advocate for Idaho’s education professionals and to unite our members and the state to realize the promise of a public education that prepares every student to succeed."

The Idaho AFL-CIO

The Idaho AFL-CIO is made up of working people from around the state. They endorse both Republicans and Democrats who work hard for working families.

Conservation Voters for Idaho

Conservation Voters for Idaho is an advocacy organization that "protects Idaho’s quality of life by electing pro-conservation candidates, advocating for sound environmental policies, and holding politicians accountable for their votes on conservation issues."

3.14 Action

3.14 Action is an advocacy organization that works to "elect more scientists to Congress, state legislatures, and local offices."

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