Biography and Background

Heather Scott is a member of the Idaho State House of Representatives and serves five counties in North Idaho (Shoshone, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, and Clearwater). She is in her 5th term and currently serves on the State Affairs, Environment Energy and Technology, and Judiciary and Rules Committee, where she is the vice chairman.

Heather is a strong advocate for educating and empowering citizens to be more involved in local and state government. She believes in bottom-up government and has created a popular pamphlet titled 101 Things You Do (To Help Save Our State and Republic) which is available to download online for free.

Heather was first in her family to graduate from college. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in biology from the University of Akron. Working 3 jobs to put herself through college, she understands the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, time management, and financial prudence. She is the proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran and the proud granddaughter of two World War II veterans. In addition to her legislative work, she is a small business owner and a wife. She and her husband, Andrew, have been married 26 years and enjoy a rural lifestyle on a small farm in North Idaho.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability: I believe that an independent strong sovereign state can stand up and push back on federal overreach. We can only do this if we reduce our dependance on federal moneys and stop state overspending. The size of our state agencies need to be reduced. Corruption in Idaho is a big problem. Crony capitalism and large bureaucracies teaming with corporate interests are destroying our state.

Issue 2

Taxes: Taxes in Idaho are too high. I support all efforts to reduce all types of taxes in our state. As a state, we allow too many special interest tax exemptions, which makes everyone else pick up the costs. This is unfair. We also waste millions of tax dollars on frivolous programs and bloated out n of control bureaucracies.

Issue 3

Protecting Idaho Families and Children: From drugs and woke government school agendas, to illegals and voter integrity issues, Idaho is in a state of moral decline. As all of these issues are important, I believe we need better leadership in this state! With a liberal governor and a progressive legislature, all the laws in the country will not fix some of the challenges Idaho is facing. We need a stronger moral compass in the people who represent all levels of government.

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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