Promises Made, Promises Kept!
Two years ago I was honored to be elected to serve as the state representative for Bingham County. It has been an incredible experience for me and my family. I ran as a pro-family, pro-life candidate who promised to stand up for moral values, limited government, and fiscal responsibility. I’m here to report on my promises. Here’s my record:
SAFEGUARD MORAL EDUCATION
Proactively worked to support Idaho families and students by:
✔️ Sponsoring The Safe Schools Database Act empowering schools to address pornographic material found in online library resources used by our K-12 students
✔️ Sponsoring The Idaho Vital Statistics Act requiring that birth certificates accurately record biological sex and other vital facts
✔️ Supporting the Fairness in Women's Sports Act ensuring that females are not forced to compete unfairly against
* HB500, 509, 522
STOP GOVERNMENTAL OVERREACH
Consistently voted down red tape for Idaho citizens, including:
Idaho Daycares • Retail Establishments • Landlords • Medical Providers • Pharmacists • Chiropractors • Nursing Home Administrators • Midwives • Physicians Assistants • Building Inspectors • Sign Language Interpreters • Food Establishments • Barbers • School Administrators • High School Students • Electricians • Optometrists • Automobile dealers and salespersons • Medication Assistants • Morticians • Driving Schools • Cosmetologists • Real Estate Agents • Hunters • Plumbers • Psychologists
*HB108, 595, 317, 538, 151, 312, 8, 333, 9, 385, 7, 419, 422, 5, 424, 515, 478, 316, 545, 22, SB1058, 1060, 1138, 1259, 1053, 1305
DECREASE SPENDING - FOR REAL
Stood for fiscal responsibility and conservatism by voting to:
✔️ Cut state budget by over 20 million dollars in the year 2020
✔️ Freeze property taxes for one year to bring stakeholders to the table
✔️ Decrease fees to access public records
✔️ Cut budgets for Dep of Administration
✔️ Cut budgets for Dep of Health and Welfare
✔️ Stop expensive 2.15 Million Lava Hot Springs Renovation
✔️ Stop the increase of taxpayer dollars going to fund PBS
* HB15, 409, 412 579, 557, 537,
Senate Bill 1352
A variety of organizations provide legislative scorecards to help voters know how their elected officials are voting! I’m proud to report that all of these scorecards show that I have a consistent record of standing up for conservative values, small business, agriculture, the rights of the unborn, and our 2nd Amendment rights.
|Idaho Farm Bureau Association||‘Friend of Agriculture’ Award + 100% Score||🔗|
|Food Producers of Idaho||‘Ag All-Star’ Award||🔗|
|Idaho Water Users’ Association||100% Score||🔗|
|Idaho Second Amendment Alliance||100% Score||🔗|
|American Conservative Union||‘Award for Conservative Achievement’||🔗|
|National Rife Association (NRA)||Endorsed + ‘A’ Score||🔗|
|Family Policy Alliance||Endorsed||🔗|
|National Federation of Independent Business||Endorsed||🔗|
|Idaho Freedom Foundation||‘A’ Score||🔗|
|Idaho Chooses Life||Endorsed||–|
Today, I stand on my record.
At the close of the 2019 session, I spearheaded the formation of a state-wide pro-family coalition, Protect Idaho Families. Together our coalition identified 9 legislative priorities for 2020. All but two of these saw legislative action and five of the nine are now signed into Idaho law including:
- The Idaho Vital Statistics Act (ensuring that certificates of birth accurately reflect facts)
- The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (ensuring that females are not forced to compete unfairly against biological males)
- Simon’s Law (ensuring that critical care can’t be withdrawn from a child without parental notification and the opportunity to transfer care)
- The Abortion Trigger Bill (prohibiting elective abortion, effective upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade)
- The Safe Schools Database Act (empowering schools to address pornographic material found in online library resources our K-12 students use).
I carried two of these five and supported from the side-lines on others. I believe this was the best session we have ever had for advancing family policy issues.
I also co-sponsored two bills which successfully removed confusing exceptions from Idaho’s Constitutional Carry statute, printed several bills (which I will continue to work on) aimed at reducing the out-of-control costs of public construction, and laid the groundwork for a project to address sage grouse and the preservation of grazing rights.
When faced with tough decisions, I put the interests of tax payers and voters ahead of the interests of lobby groups and government. I believe that good government serves the people and respects their needs, not vice versa. I have consistently voted for less regulation.
I have worked hard to keep you informed and to address your concerns. I have earned the respect of my legislative peers as someone who studies and understands the issues and gained a reputation for being one of the hardest working legislators in Boise.
I have proactively kept the promises I made, and I will continue to do so.
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