Kathie LaFortune moved to Moscow in 1990 when her husband got a public school teaching job. The next year, they started a family and decided to stay. Kathie and Jim raised two active children who both graduated from Moscow High School and went on to college out of state. Emerald works as the CEO of a small non profit and lives in Salmon, ID. Jasper is teaching high school in Denver, CO. Kathie has two grand pups.
Kathie has been working in special education as a pediatric physical therapist for the last 33 years. As a contractor for the State of Idaho’s Infant Toddler Program, and through contracts with local school districts, Kathie has been in every school in Latah County and down most of its gravel roads. She has a unique perspective on the joys and challenges of Latah County families.
Kathie’s husband, Jim, died in 2010. In 2015, she remarried and moved to the northern part of Latah County. Kathie and Greg live on 78 acres with their two horses, a couple of volunteer barn cats, eight hens and a loud rooster. She is serving her first term as county commissioner, a role she is honored and humbled to perform.