The families I serve are republican, democrat, independent. They are from all walks of life and all different backgrounds. Even with all of their differences, they all want the same things. They want their children to grow up independent, strong, and happy. They want quality education and access to affordable health care.
— Kathie Lafortune


Kathie has lived in Latah County for the last 27 years. As a pediatric physical therapist, she has served infants and toddlers in their homes and communities, and has provided physical therapy services in all of the county’s school districts.

Kathie was married to Jim LaFortune, Moscow School District science teacher and founder of Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association. They raised 2 children in Moscow prior to Jim dying of brain cancer in 2010. Kathie remarried in 2015 and now lives on a small piece of Idaho heaven with her husband, 2 horses, a cat, and 4 chickens.

“Working with Jim on mountain bike trails taught me a lot about dealing with local landowners. The trails on Moscow Mountain are a national exception and example of what can happen when private land owners work together with like minded volunteers to assure respectful and responsible use of a recreational asset.”

Kathie believes that county government works best when officials tweak that which is already working well, are present, and can work together as a team.