Colton Bennett

Bennett, a longstanding Idaho resident with Christian values and a background in the U.S. Army brings a diverse set of experiences to his candidacy for State Representative. Raised on a family farm, he developed a strong work ethic and a commitment to community service. During high school, he honed his leadership skills through participation in national-level speech and debate competitions and political internships. Currently, he works as a Medical Assistant at Gritman Medical Center and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Latah County Republican Party. Bennett is running for his first term.

Bennet enjoys the support of the Idaho Freedom Foundation and their network of organizations, including Stop Idaho RINOs and the Citizens Alliance of Idaho PAC.

News Stories

News • Emily Pearce, Lewiston Tribune • 08/16/2023

Republican Rep. Lori McCann, of Idaho’s 6th Legislative District, was reprimanded by her own party for the third time Tuesday night at the 1912 Center in Moscow.

The Latah County Republicans held a hearing during which they censured McCann over her voting record during this year’s Idaho Legislative session. After lengthy debate and eight separate votes, the chairperson of the hearing, Dan Schoenberg, said the central committee came to a conclusion around 11 p.m.

The Latah County Republican Central Committee, composed of 23 precinct officers voted in by the constituents in their precinct, began the hearing with objections to 13 of McCann’s votes this past session in the Idaho House.

The committee ultimately decided to censure McCann for five of the votes, including her decisions on HB 314, a library bill; HB 265, the drag show bill; HB 155, a vaccine prohibitions bill; HB 259, an absentee ballot bill; and HB 273, a property tax budget bill.

News • Laura Guido, Idaho Press • 10/07/2023

A 24-year-old Moscow man is running to unseat incumbent Rep. Lori McCann, R-Lewiston, in the 2024 District 6 election. Colton Bennett said he’s running because he believes the state needs a “conservative voice in Boise.”

“I really, truly believe that in no time in our Republic’s history have we been closer to losing the America that I love and I value,” Bennett said.

Bennett’s announcement, coming about eight months before the May 21, 2024, primary, comes at the heels of McCann’s censure by three county GOP committees in her district over the summer. Bennett is a vice chairman of the Latah County GOP but said he took the position about two months after McCann’s censure.

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