Democratic Rep. Buckner Webb was elected to her state seat in 2010 in an emotional and historic race; she was the first African-American elected to the Idaho state legislature. The KKK recruitment letter, as one could expect, seemed to slightly rattle and alarm the fifth generation Idahoan. “Just reminds me to be vigilant…a little disconcerting. Think someone is putting me on notice, huh?,” said Rep. Buckner-Webb on her Facebook page.
Buckner-Webb recalled a time where she and a family friend had a run-in with KKK members when she was a teen on her Facebook page as well. “When I was a teenager, the KKK came to Nampa to “induct” a friend of my mom’s. There were not happy to learn he was a Black man. Became national news. Sounds like the group has some organizational gaps,” read her comment.