Biography and Background

I am a retired USAF Colonel, combat veteran and retired Idaho law enforcement officer. I am a prior Idaho State Senator and have 44 years of public service at the federal, state and local levels of government. I am a Christian Conservative Republican who stands for small, efficient, honest government. I will vote against all tax and fee increases and firmly guard our Constitutional Rights. I am very Pro-Life.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

The top issue for Idaho is to abolish the unnecessary, harmful and wasteful curse of abortion. I will introduce legislation that eliminates the current affirmative defense for having an abortion in accordance with state guidelines. The only exception to the prohibition on abortion is to save the life of the mother.

Issue 2

I will call for an investigation into state actions taken during the pandemic in an effort to determine if the constitutional rights of the people were violated. This will likely be a joint Attorney General/legislative effort. My intent is to hold accountable those who may have violated the law.

Issue 3

My third effort will be to eliminate the sales tax on groceries. Idaho is one of a few states still taxing groceries – and at the full sales tax rate. This tax is unnecessary and hurts low and lower middle-income people. Idaho is better than this, and we must eliminate this tax in light of the existing budget surplus.

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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