Biography and Background

Dave Dalby is a Christian, Husband, Father, and U.S. Marine in that order. He and his wife, Claudia have raised three children to adulthood while homeschooling and on active duty. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2021 as a Lieutenant Colonel, He has continued to serve the community as a director and president of the local Viola Community Center, attending and helping the local Bible Believer’s Church of the Palouse, and volunteering at several non-profits and political committees including serving as Precinct Committee Officer for the Viola precinct and the Latah County Republican Central Committee.


Top 3 Issues

Issue 1


Conservative Government – I will vote to: Shrink government wherever possible Balance the budget – return any excess monies to the taxpayer Protect our right to assembly and freedom of religion (even during a pandemic) Protect the 2nd Amendment Protect property rights – homeowners; small businesses; ranchers; farmers Protect property owners from squatter invasion

Issue 2


Parental Rights and Freedom – I will vote to: Give parents choice on schooling for their children Remove government incentives Protect home-school as an option Protect parent’s authority on medical decisions Bring God back into education Protect life

Issue 3


Tax Reform – I will vote to: Give you transparency on how your tax dollars are spent Lower tax burden Simplify taxation Simplify funding Simplify budgeting

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 believe the IDGOP platform is a very good document designed to put forth the best ideas for lawmaking and government structure for all Idahoans. I will work hard to implement its tenets especially in relation to limited government and protecting the liberties of “We the People.”

Art. I, 2.E: I will vote for transparency and simplicity in taxation.
Art. I, 5.E: While the platform opposes term limits, I believe that term limits should be part of the checks and balances of distributing power back to “We the People” in our constitutional republic.
Art. I, 5.F: The platform calls for a constitutional change that consolidates more power to a party already in power during the redistricting process. This has the potential to backfire when political powers shift. I will not vote to put this suggestion on the ballot.
Art XIV, 3.A: I will vote to strengthen the protection of life in the Idaho State Constitution by placing the question of treating abortion as murder on the ballot.

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