A Canyon County officer and her husband filed for bankruptcy two years ago because they faced $12.7 million in personal and business debt and $100,000 in unpaid taxes, according to a bankruptcy they filed in Washington.
Commissioner Pam White and her husband Steve White submitted an application Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in 2020 in Washington’s Eastern District, where documents in the case say they owned businesses and Steve White made his primary residence.
White is seeking to retain her seat for a two-year term in November’s election. She is up against Victor Holliday and Zach Brooks in the Republican primary on Tuesday, May 17.
She did not return a phone message asking for comment.
For the upcoming Statesman voter’s guide to the May primary, the newspaper asked candidates if they had current or past bankruptcies. White didn’t say yes or no. Instead, she said, “Many Idaho families are one catastrophic illness away from financial trouble. A person is seriously ill, their spouse is unable to work due to medical decisions and household needs. Is it devastating? Absolutely. Do you talk about it? No.”
White represents District 3, which includes most of Nampa. She was elected Republican in 2016 and re-elected in 2018.
She’s lived in Canyon County for 20 years Your circle biography says. She worked in retail banking and was a manager at Home Federal Bank before retiring. White served as a Nampa City Councilman for nine and a half years before running for the county commission.
Canyon County commissioners make $103,083 a year, according to county spokesman Joe Decker.
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy means that all non-exempt personal and business assets are liquidated and paid out to the couples’ creditors. The bankruptcy allows the debtor to liquidate assets, pay creditors and get rid of most debts.
In the white man’s case, they sold their assets — they said in documents they no longer owned a house and lived in a recreational vehicle — and their remaining debt was paid off in December 2020.
The unpaid taxes of $100,000 included $60,000 in Washington state taxes, $20,000 in federal income taxes and $20,000 in federal business taxes, according to the documents.
According to the filing, the debt primarily related to one of the couple’s companies, Stealth Development Inc. Stealth Development is a real estate contractor. according to BuildZoom.
According to court documents, Steve White resided primarily in Otis Orchards, Washington from 2015 to April 2020. Otis Orchards is near the Idaho state line in eastern Washington. Pam and Steve White now give their address as Nampa.
Steve White also owned Navigator Investments Inc., Aztec Development Inc., Bulldog Development Inc., Eldorado Development Inc., Bella Commons LLC, WGW LLC, North Lake Resorts LLC, Indian LLC and Denali Townhome LLC. Many of these companies were based in Idaho, although a search didn’t find a few Idaho Secretary of State website.
on his website, Navigator Investments Inc. says it’s one of Idaho’s largest developers. According to the website, it appears to have been part of the construction of family homes, apartment buildings, churches and schools. On his LinkedIn pageSteve White lists himself as the owner of the development company.
On your Facebook siteAztec Development Inc. says it is “a certified public works company specializing in land and site development projects in Idaho.”
The bankruptcy was first reported by Idaho Shipping.