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Breaking: New Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate is Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad

By • October 10, 2021

The field for gubernatorial candidates continues to increase.

Governor Brad Little (R) has not officially announced that he is running in 2022, but most political pundits have agreed that he is likely to run again. At least eight Republican challengers are on file as running against Little should he run again.

Democrats now have their second candidate, Shelby Rognstad.

Rognstad joins Melissa Robinson, who was the first Democrat candidate to join the race in June.

Some Idahoans may recognize the name of the treasurer for Rognstad’s campaign. A.J. Balukoff. Balukoff ran for the Democrat nominee in 2018 but lost in the Democrat Primary to Paulette Jordan.

Rognstad is currently the Mayor of Sandpoint.

No official Press Release has been sent out yet by Rognstad that Idaho Dispatch can locate. Additionally, Rognstad’s social media sites do not mention his filing, and no campaign website is currently listed.


Tags: A.J. Balukoff, Democrat, Election, Governor, Sandpoint, Shelby Rognstad