Biography and Background

A sixth generation Idahoan, Julianne grew up in Moreland, Idaho, where her parents, Richard and Kerma Hill, taught her “to work hard, carefully analyze information and ideas, serve others with compassion, and fearlessly stand up for truth.” Julianne graduated from Snake River High School, attended Ricks College, and graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in education. While at Ricks College, Julianne met and married Kevin Young, a Blackfoot High School graduate and son of Kenneth and Evelyn Young.

Kevin and Julianne have 10 children and make their home in the Groveland area where they own a small hobby farm that includes Jersey cows, a colorful flock of chickens, and a geothermal greenhouse. Their family loves to work hard, play hard, hike and camp, make beautiful music, and participate in dramatic productions.

Julianne brings principled, conservative, and committed leadership to her legislative responsibilities. She believes that the United States Constitution is inspired and that its principles of limited government, which protect and respect the unalienable rights of individuals, are still the best formula ever laid out for securing societal safety, happiness, and prosperity.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Protecting the unalienable rights of the individual is my highest priority. Government becomes very confusing without a fundamental understanding of what things are and are not unalienable rights. Thankfully, as Americans, we have a treasure trove of wisdom in our foundational documents that clarifies what things government should, or should not, be responsible to protect or advocate for. Many of these, but not all, are articulated in our Bill of Rights. It is an honor to advocate for government policy that secures these rights.

Issue 2

Fiscal responsibility also a top priority. With inflation at an all-time high and families struggling with sky-rocketing property taxes, finding ways to reign in state budgets is a must. In addition, I believe that tax distributions should be altered in a way that reduces overall tax burdens AND shifts that some of that tax burden from fixed taxes like property tax to voluntary taxes. Tax structures that result in individuals on fixed incomes loosing homes they have already paid for are unacceptable.

Issue 3

The family is the fundamental unit of society. Skyrocketing violence and social disintegration in populated areas like Chicago provide grim indications of where society is headed without traditional families. State policy must support strong families by protecting parental rights and basic moral standards, providing choice in education, promoting and rewarding personal responsibility and a host of other approaches that empower and strengthen families.

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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