Biography and Background

– I am happily married with four children here in Idaho Falls.
– A left-coast political refugee, I moved East Idaho with my family because Idaho Falls struck us as a great place to live and raise a family. And it is!
– Our two youngest were born here, the the two eldest in Germany. We do a combination of homeschool and charter.
– I’ve got a technical, legal and entrepreneurial background.
– Grew up in northern California.
– I spent much of my adulthood working in Europe and around the U.S. Living and working in so many places, I’ve seen not only the very Republican State (think Reagan) of my childhood go nuts, but I’ve had the chance to see a lot of different systems and ways of business to see what does and doesn’t work. (Socialism and crony capitalism produce pretty mediocre results.)
– I love to solve problems. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m intellectually curious. I appreciate different viewpoints. I understand the scientific method is not about consensus, but in fact thrives on debate, just like democracy.
– I have worked on many political campaigns. There has been a common theme throughout these campaigns of promoting peace and liberty, border security, and the beauty of the Constitution and the free market.
– And of course I ran for Senate and can only say that I was grateful for so much support.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

I support bills that protect people’s property rights: – Short-term rentals: People have the right to invest in short-term rentals and not have the rug pulled out from under them by an arbitrary municipality. – Low-Income Housing: People have the right to build housing without having to fill requirements for low income housing, which is usually code for government-mandated social engineering. – Small Businesses: I will support the right of property owners to run small businesses out of their home. – Property taxes: Do not raise property taxes to fund government growth. I would support a limit on property tax increases written into the Constitution.

Issue 2

I support health and food freedom – Consumers have the right to take to seek treatment from chiropractors and alternative health care professionals without them getting buried in burdensome regulations. There has to be a level playing field. And we need transparency in the pricing of medical treatments. – I will insist on people’s right to make their own decisions about vaccines and health care for themselves and their families. – Consumers have the right to buy and consume raw milk or foods prepared in home kitchens.

Issue 3

I support school choice – Parents have the right to send their kids to the school of their choice or homeschool. Funding should follow the parents. – The best way to improve schools is like anything else, through competition. – By allowing more choices in the marketplace, free from direct government or teacher’s unions involvement, you develop true competition, which will even improve government schools.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”
Re: Art. I Sec. 5 – I believe term limits can be useful.

Re: Art. VI. Sec. 4. – One thing that makes Idaho great is unfettered wilderness. Not every roadless area needs to be developed.

Re; Art XIV. Sec. 3 – I’m not necessarily opposed to abortion bans but I would like to see Republicans support exceptions for victims of rape or incest and the life of the mother, and not automatically criminalizing women who get abortions as murderers.

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