Biography and Background

Cindy Carlson is the current Senator for District 7. She has one term in the Legislature under her belt. She has been and will continue to fight for Republican values such as lower taxes, less government, restoring and maintaining our freedoms, protection of children and parents’ rights. She has been married for 42 years to her husband Guy. They are successful small business owners. Her experience in logging, tourism, ranching, helicopters including aerial firefighting and aerial powerline construction prepared her to serve the constituents she represents. Cindy is a past school board member of two Idaho school districts. She and Guy have four grown children who all have careers in aviation. They also have eight wonderful energetic grandkids.

Cindy is a true conservative Idahoan. If you wish to be an informed voter do your own research and see how she votes. Ask yourself is she a real Republican? Do her votes reflect the Republican Party?

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Protecting children – Cindy has been working hard to protect children from the harmful material they are being exposed to in school and on the internet. She believes children are a gift from God and it is our duty to protect the innocent. She believes that all life is precious.

Issue 2

School Choice – Money invested in education should follow the student. Every student has a different learning style. We need to focus on what is the best learning environment for each child. They all deserve an education that meets their needs. Providing school choice will allow for competition in education which will benefit all students. There are parents who do not have access to school choice at this time. Parents need the option to send their child to public, pubic charter, private, micro or home school. Some parents are not able to take their children out of public school due to their circumstances.

Issue 3

Common Sense Spending – It is imperative that Idaho learn to to be reliant on it’s own money. 42% of Idaho’s budget should not be funded by the Federal government. We do not want to have strings attached to money that forces Idaho to follow more Federal regulations. This would mean that Idaho would have to give up some programs. Our citizens need to work for what they receive. We have way too many people relying on our government to take care of them. We do need to take care of a few who can’t take care of themselves. We need to teach our children the value of hard work while they are in their parents care and watchful eye. We need to go back to common sense.

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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