My name is Eric Parker. I am a husband, a father, and a very proud working-class Idahoan. I am running for Idaho State Senate in District 26 (Blaine, Camas, Gooding, and Lincoln Counties).
I grew up in a military family, moving around a lot as a child. I have seen many places, but I fell in love with Idaho’s natural beauty and atmosphere.
When I became a father, I knew that Idaho was where I wanted to raise my children.
In 2018, I founded The Real 3% of Idaho, a statewide non-profit organization with over two thousand members.
Our organization’s motto is “neighbors helping neighbors.” Most recently, I worked on organizing our volunteers across the state to donate food and personal protective equipment to the community and first responders.
Our members have also been consulted by numerous legislators as Constitutional advisors. We voluntarily review proposed legislation for due process violations, weak wording, and anything else that would or could infringe on the Idaho or U.S. Constitution.
To me, this kind of citizen involvement in the legislative process is how we defend Idaho, especially from the out-of-state interests and their influence.
I am an electrician by trade. With a family to feed and bills to pay, I have felt the same financial crunch as most of you have during the COVID-19 shutdowns. As your voice in the Idaho Senate, I will focus on rebuilding our economy and learning from our mistakes.
Small businesses, farmers, and ranchers are the backbone of our great State. I will make getting the “main street” back on its feet my priority.
It has been a very long time since our District 26 had conservative representation in the Senate. I believe I can accomplish more for our District by working with and not against the majority of the Idaho Senators.
I understand the struggles that the everyday Idahoans face, and I will work to address them.