Biography and Background

Dan is no stranger to Idaho, having spent the past four decades as a farmer and a rancher and where he has raised four wonderful children.

Drawing on 38 years of experience in farming, ranching, and agriculture, Dan is now focusing mainly on ensuring Idaho is a great place to continue to live and work, despite unprecedented growth.

Dan has served on several local and state boards like his local school board, Idaho Farm Bureau State Board, and American Farm Bureau’s Organic and Direct Marketing Committees.

Dan’s varied background on these boards provides the perfect foundation for serving as your Idaho House Representative.

While starting his farm, Dan spent four years as a student at Brigham Young University Provo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

After eight years on the local school board, it has been frustrating seeing the federal and state governments’ restrictive strings on the funds they give to school districts. Our schools need stronger emphasis on a broader range of practical skills, whether it’s a focus on apprenticeships, resumes, or personal finance. Additionally, we need more opportunities for students to take dual credit courses and earn college credits. I support strong, local community involvement in Education to foster Idaho’s Students’ necessary growth and development to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Issue 2

The best decisions in government are made at the local level. Local governments know their community needs and the best way to achieve their goals. Emphasis on local governance is the easiest way citizens can voice their opinions and actively participate in their government. Therefore, I strongly feel that federal and state governments should be limited to the provisions in their constitutions and that government should be executed locally.

Issue 3

Idaho has historically done well in trying times because, as a state, we are financially responsible and balance the budget. This policy contributes to Idaho’s rapid growth and is necessary to protect our state’s booming economy. I will vigorously defend this responsibility and ensure the efficient use of the hard-earned tax dollars you entrust in Idaho.

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.”
I can not support returning to the gold standard. Having a degree in economics, I am sorry to tell you this ship has sailed. This would significantly hurt our economy by making electronic and other transactions significantly more difficult.

I can not support repealing the 17th amendment to to constitution. I believe that today we have to technology to allow the public to directly vote for senators rather than having Legislators vote. To me this seems like a contradict to the part of our platform that talks about the best governance being local governance.

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