Biography and Background

Rep. John Vander Woude has been a small business owner and a farmer in Nampa for more than 40 years. Rep. Vander Woude is serving his 5th term in the State Legislature. He serves on the Health & Welfare Committee, Resources & Conservation Committee, and as Chair of the Environment, Energy, & Technology Committee.

A U.S. Army Veteran, Rep. Vander Woude is an active community and church member, including 16 years of service on the Nampa Christian School Board. Rep. Vander Woude has been married to his wife, Judy, for 47 years and they have three grown children and 12 grandchildren.

Rep. Vander Woude believes in local control, efficient government, and personal responsibility. He is committed to working on behalf of his constituents to lower your tax burden, stop government from competing against the private sector, and holding government agencies accountable.

Rep. Vander Woude is:

-Pro-2nd Amendment
-Pro-Limited Government
-Pro-Lower Taxes

Additional Community Involvement:

-Former Dairyman
-Served on the Canyon County Fair Bond Committee
-Milk Producers of Idaho for 5 years
-United Dairyman of Idaho
-Idaho Dairy Products Commission
-Dairy Heard Improvement Association Board Member
-Kuna Boys and Girls Club Board Member
-NRA Member

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Property Tax Relief- The citizens in my district desperately need property tax relief. Increases in local government budgets are driving up property taxes to the point where some of my constituents are being priced out of their homes. The Legislature must keep working to find a solution to this issue.

Issue 2

Education- We must implement a better funding formula for education. The money should follow the child, rather than being allocated to classrooms without regard for the actual needs of students.

Issue 3

Transportation and Infrastructure- We must increase funding for roads and bridges across the state. Idaho must identify other revenue sources, besides the gas tax, to fund roads. Maintaining existing infrastructure and building new roads is a necessary function of government, but with the increase in vehicle efficiency, the gas tax no longer adequately funds our responsibilities.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: No

Join the Party

Republican Party of