Biography and Background

I was born to Archie and Marlene Yamamoto, was raised on a farm in the Nampa/Caldwell area and graduated from Vallivue High School, the College of Idaho (BA/MA) and the University of Idaho (Ed Specialist/Ed.D). I am married to Leland Sasaki. Both of us enjoyed rewarding careers working with students, teachers, and parents. I retired after 32 years as a teacher/administrator and decided to give back to my community through civic engagement, including being a facilitator for LOVE INC, the chair of the Assistance League of Boise Canyon County Branch, and now, as the Representative for District 11A. It was my pleasure to serve on three Committees; Education, Resources, and Energy, Environment, & Technology.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Given our drought conditions, water is and will continue to require our vigilance and wise stewardship.

Issue 2

Education at all levels, both in terms of funding and results, is of concern to families and to business.

Issue 3

Comprehensive Tax Reform: we have made progress, but there is more to do, especially considering our population growth.

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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