Biography and Background

I grew up in Caldwell/ Canyon County. As a teenager I worked on farms and ranches while in high school and beyond. At age 22 I was hired as a police officer in Caldwell. For the next thirty years I worked for Caldwell Police, moving up through the ranks. In 2007 I was promoted to Chief of police where I served for the next eight years. I retired in 2015 and I was elected to the Caldwell city council. I have served in that capacity ever since and am currently council president. I have a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership. I have strong conservative values, love our state, and will always fight to keep Idaho the Idaho we love.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Maintaining Idaho’s culture and values amid a changing population: Idaho’s culture is one of strength, conservatism, and personal responsibility. Idahoans prefer to take care of themselves, they prefer less government interference, and they prefer the freedom to make decisions based on their personal beliefs. Government mandates, over-taxation, and handouts without effort, do not fit the values that made this state such a wonderful place to live. These values are extremely important to me, they are values that my parents taught me, and I have passed to my children. As an Idaho legislator, I will fight to keep these values front and center. The culture of freedom and the personal responsibility that goes with that freedom, will be insisted upon in everything I do.

Issue 2

Rule of law and victim’s welfare: Public and personal safety has to be the highest priority. When it comes to crime, in most cases, we get what we accept. If we accept criminal acts, make excuses for the criminals, and do not recognize the plight of the victims, we create a society in which no one is safe or free. We see in many places not far us where crime is out of control, public safety is diminished, and people are fleeing their communities. Government’s primary role is to keep our citizens safe and to put freedoms in place to allow people to protect themselves. As a legislator I will fight for public safety, tough punishments for criminals, and for freedom of Idahoans to protect themselves and their families

Issue 3

Deregulation: According to Governor Little, Idaho has achieved a status of the least regulated state in the union. Not only am I excited to hear this news, but I also strongly support it, and as a state legislator will work to maintain this position. Many of the regulations states have in place are no more than taxing vehicles put in place to supplement their already too high tax rates. Idaho is growing, businesses are coming in, and our economy is thriving due to our smart governance. While some regulation is necessary for an orderly society, having regulations simply to raise revenue or to correct a minor issue that could be corrected at the local or individual level it is wrong.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. I support the Idaho Republican 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.”

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