Biography and Background

Ronald “Jaron” Crane was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. He is a third generation Idahoan and the youngest of six children of Retired State Treasurer Ron G. and Cheryl A. Crane of Nampa, Idaho. Jaron attended Nampa Christian Schools from K-12 before heading to Bible College in Hobe Sound, Florida. After being awarded a basketball scholarship, he transferred to Ohio Christian University to play basketball and golf where he received his Associates Degree in Business Management. He then returned home to Idaho and enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard, enrolled in Boise State University and graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor’s in Political Science with an Emphasis in Public Policy. He finished his contract with the Idaho Army National Guard in 2019. In April 2020, he became the Co-Owner of American Fire Protection with his brother Brent. Together, they went on to purchase their parent’s company, Crane Alarm Service in December 2022. Prior to buying out this great company Jaron worked for his parents at Crane Alarm Service full time since 2014 and expanded the company into 7 surrounding states. Jaron married his high school sweetheart, Clarissa, in 2011 and together they have 3 beautiful children: Heavenly Joy (7), Jadon Lee (4), Ronald Drew (2) and Lincoln Ronald Crane (6 weeks).

Jaron is a fervent Christian and a Constitutional Conservative. Jaron’s heart beats for his Faith, Family and Freedom.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Human Trafficking – In 2023 I carried a piece of legislation to strengthen our Human Trafficking Law by defining “Pimping” as well as make our current law more victim focused by not referring to victims of Human Trafficking as “prostitutes”. In 2024, I did a complete, 42 page, re-write of our Human Trafficking Code. We made it consistent throughout code to be more victim focused as well as defining what Labor Trafficking is, the responsibilities of our Attorney General’s Office and other necessary changes to give our Law Enforcement partners the tools they need in order to investigate and charge perpetrators of this heinous crime.

Issue 2

Illegal Immigration -I ran a bill this session that mirrors Texas Senate Bill 4. I had been asking my local law enforcement agency as well as had talks with the Attorney General’s Office about what we could do as a state to step up and do the job the Federal Government isn’t doing. I wasn’t making a lot of headway, but knew there had to be a way forward. Then I came across Texas Senate Bill 4 about two weeks before the close of session. I drafted the legislation and got it through the House. I will work with our Senate counterparts to find ways to move this or similar legislation forward to address this issue.

Issue 3

Harmful Material – I carried legislation in 2023 and 2024 to protect our children from material that Idaho Code 18-1514 deems harmful to minors in our taxpayer funded School and Community Libraries. It took several attempts, but I persevered and together, we have a law on the books to protect our children from this material in our libraries. We then passed a piece of legislation in 2024 to protect minors from harmful cell phone content. I will continue do everything I can to protect our children from harmful materials.

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.”
Article XIV 3A.
I support Idaho’s current Abortion Trigger Law, the strictest abortion law in the country. Article XIV 3A of the Republican Party Platform is in conflict with the current Idaho Abortion Trigger Law.

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