a longtime research analyst in ITD's Budget, Policy and Intergovernmental
Policy section, passed away Sunday following an extended illness.
He was 58. Jim worked for the state of Idaho since 1970 and
joined the transportation department in February 1991.
was an indispensable information resource for anyone in the
department and outside ITD. He often fielded complex
questions and information requests that no one else could
answer. Those requests frequently came from beyond Headquarters,
such as cities, counties, legislators, the Internal Revenue
Service, Idaho Tax Commission, Idaho State Police...
Doug Benzon said Jim will be impossible to replace. He cared
about people, was a hard worker, was well liked and respected,
Benzon said. Friends and colleagues at the Idaho Transportation
Department extend their condolences to Jim's family.