I believe that if we uphold and reaffirm the Bill of Rights on the State level, when examining and voting on legislation, we are ensuring equality for all Idahoans.
I will base every vote on constitutionality, of both the United States and the State of Idaho Constitutions.
I will work to address all constitutional breakdowns and to re-establish checks-and-balances to our State government.
Federal Government Agencies have been very inefficient in the managing and keeping access open to Forest Service and Bureau of Land Managements lands in Idaho.
It “only” took 10 years for the U.S. Forrest Service to approve forest improvement operations on the iconic Bald Mountain (the venue of the Sun Valley Ski Resort).
Idaho’s public lands deserve to be managed closer to home with more State control, so we–as Idahoans–can protect our access to public lands and protect the land from mismanagement.
I am a strong supporter of the Good Neighbor Authority that Idaho Department of Lands has enacted, and I would like to see it expanded.
LAW & ORDER
I believe the greatest approach to Law and Order is a proactive approach, not a reactive approach. Criminal Justice reform is not only needed, but a necessity in District 26 and Idaho.
Law enforcement and a fair judicial system are necessary for a civilized society.
As someone who was unjustly accused by law enforcement (and the criminal justice system), I will fiercely fight for a meaningful reform.
I strongly believe in our individual right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and by the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
I am the founder of The Real 3% of Idaho, which has helped pass State legislation expanding our 2nd Amendment rights here.
I will not compromise on our right to keep and bear arms.
SMALL BUSINESS & AGRICULTURE
I am a working-class Idahoan, like most of us in District 26 (Blaine, Camas, Gooding, and Lincoln Counties).
I am an electrician, and I cannot work remotely or work from home. Like many of you, I have been financially hurt by being designated as “non-essential.”
I believe that all of our businesses, farms, and ranches are essential. And I will make it my goal to get our hard-working Idahoans back on their feet and get “Main Street” Idaho back on track.
LOCAL CONTROL & EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM
Our children are our future. They deserve to receive the best education in our District, be it in public, charter, private schools, or in their own homes (homeschool).
I believe parents know what’s best for their children in choosing their education.
For many parents, public school is going to be the best choice for their kids. The State of Idaho is on the right track re-writing the Common Core standards set by the bureaucrats from out-of-state. Our school districts should be able to tailor their educational approach based on local control from people who live in District 26.
I firmly believe that we are obligated not only at the Federal level, but State and local level, to provide the highest standard of care for our men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces.
Currently, there is a lack of care for our Veterans. And because of this and other factors, Veterans are more than two times as likely to commit suicide than non-veterans.
I believe that Idaho can do better from the State level and Local level approach to help those in our community.
I am learning of different issues faced by my fellow Idaho residents in District 26 every day. If your issue is not on the list above, please feel free to contact me to discuss.