As an educator in a rural Idaho high school for the past 16 years and City Councilman of Mountain Home, I have a firsthand view of our strengths and weaknesses. Our job as educators and legislators is to provide a path to success for our students as they will be the future of Idaho.
As a 20-year combat aviator veteran of the United States Air Force, I have spent my life committed to protecting the Constitution of the United States. I support the right of the individual to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 11 of the Idaho State Constitution. I stand to protect that right at every opportunity.
As your state representative, I have the background to represent constituents from all three counties—Elmore, Owyhee and Twin Falls—in a very positive way. I will do all I can to protect and nurture the family as the cornerstone of our great country and will advocate for your freedom and liberty in the Idaho State Legislature.
My local government experience will help in determining which issues are best addressed at the state level and which issues should be reserved for local communities. I also feel that my expertise in public education will give me unique insight into educational choice, funding and advanced educational opportunities. I was the first high school teacher associated with Boise State University to have my American Government class recognized as a college level concurrent credit class. I will continue to be a major proponent of state funded advanced learning initiatives and increased vocational training. Additionally, my military background will be a major factor in continuing the positive relationships with local military facilities and personnel.
Our Founders understood the idea of giving government certain tasks and responsibilities and created a system that would limit the power and reach of government. I believe in limited government. As your state representative, I will protect your freedom and liberty and your individual right to choose your direction and achieve the success you deserve.