Dorothy Moon: A force to be reckoned with in Idaho Republican politics
Bonner County Republican Women Inc recently honored Dorothy Moon as the 2023 Woman of Courage award recipient. She is a force to be reckoned with in Idaho Republican politics. Moon strongly advocates for her conservative views and is unafraid to speak. She has been a force in Idaho Republican politics for many years and will likely play a major role in shaping the party's future.
2023 WOC Honoree
Moon spoke to the Bonner County Republican Women Inc. during the organization's annual Woman of Courage Luncheon in June. She reported to the group regarding the strong grassroots Republican support found among Idahoans. The Idaho Republican Party reaffirms its commitment to the Republican platform and the party's vision for the future.
As the WOC recipient, the group awarded Moon a rod iron mobile and candle holder handcrafted by a local North Idaho vendor.
Moon was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2016. She served on the House Education Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House State Affairs Committee. Moon was a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act and supported efforts to repeal and replace it. She also supported tax cuts and school choice.
In 2022, Moon was elected Chair of the Idaho Republican Party. She defeated incumbent Tom Luna by a vote of 434–287. Moon's election was seen as a victory for the right wing of the Idaho Republican Party.
Moon is a popular figure among conservative Republicans
Some consider Moon to be a controversial figure. She has been criticized for her views on a number of issues, including abortion, gun control, and same-sex marriage. She is also a popular figure among many Idaho Republicans.
Plans for a Presidential Caucus in March
Moon also reviewed the recent accomplishments of the party and expressed excitement about the Presidential Caucus she hopes to hold in Idaho in March 2024. A caucus will give Idaho more impact by being in the early stages of the Republican Presidential nominating fight. This early caucus will allow Idaho Republicans to vote fifth in the nation and before Super Tuesday. Moon plans to recruit primary presidential candidates to visit the state.
More about Dorothy Moon's biography
Moon was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in the Ozarks. She earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with comprehensive science, geology, and biology emphasis and a Master of Science in resource planning, both from Missouri State University. After graduating, Moon taught environmental law at Drury College, geology and science methods at Missouri State University, and special education classes in the Challis School District. Moon and her husband founded Moon & Associates, Inc., a land surveying and engineering company in 1994.