Meet Jim.

I’m running to build an Idaho that works for all of us. I believe every hard working Idahoan needs the opportunity to earn a living wage and that every child deserves a safe, high-quality education to grow to their full potential, so that Idaho can grow to its full potential.  I believe everyone should be protected from discrimination and have access to affordable healthcare. I also believe that Idaho’s public lands should remain in public hands, not be sold off to the highest bidder.  I’m running so that everyone shares fairly in Idaho’s success.

Jim Bratnober

  • Graduated Stanford University 1979

  • Hewlett Packard – Director of Manufacturing, Director of Research & Development

  • Idaho Youth Ranch - Board Member - Head of Social Enterprise Committee 

  • Volunteer Business Coach - Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies - West Africa

  • Planning and Zoning Commissioner, City of Boise

  • Presidential Coin recipient from the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Nina Vaca

  • Assistant Scoutmaster - Boy Scouts of America

  • Idaho Youth Soccer Coach & Referee

  • Board of Directors for the Idaho Philharmonic

  • Advanced Master Gardener for the University of Idaho Ada County Extension

  • Helm Lateral Water Users Association - Secretary/Treasurer




We need a transparent, accountable, and ethical state government that represents the people it serves. 


Every Idahoan deserves an equal opportunity to succeed, fair wages, and to be equally protected under the law.


Investing in education is investing in our future. I believe in fully funding schools and fairly paying our teachers


Everyone deserves access to affordable healthcare. We need to expand Medicaid now. 


We need to protect our public lands from corporate interests and keep them in public hands.


"Jim has proven that he knows what it takes to build communities. His business experience and compassion are what we need in Idaho. His work on the board of the Idaho Youth Ranch helps children in difficult situations become successful adults. Jim is dedicated to making Idaho work for everyone."

—  Dave Bieter, Former Boise Mayor