Biography and Background

I grew up in southern Ohio, the eleventh of eighteen children and upon graduating high school in 1984 I joined the US Navy, a machinist mate in the nuclear power program which brought me to Idaho Falls in 1985. I met my wife of 37 years, Barbara (Anderson) Newberry, in Idaho Falls, when I was a student at the Naval Reactors Facility. When I was discharged from the Navy after eight years, in 1992, we settled in Idaho Falls with our three children, and we now have ten grandchildren. I spent many years at the Naval Reactors Facility, a dozen years or so as a Radiological Controls Supervisor, and then I moved into project management as a Planner/Scheduler performing cost estimates and scheduling, prior to moving to INL as a project scheduler. I have been a senior project manager at Premier Technology in Blackfoot and currently I am a senior scheduler on the Spent Fuel Handling Facility construction project at NRF.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Currently, we have out of control spending at the federal, state, and local levels. We are saddling our children, grandchildren, and theirs with uncontrolled debt. The Idaho State Government, the legislature, is continuing this trend. The general fund grew by 1.5 billion dollars during this legislative session. Medicaid for this legislative session is now 4.7 billion dollars, the largest budget for Medicaid in Idaho history. The sitting District 32 Senator has contributed to this with his yes votes on more spending that will lead to increased federal deficits. Deficit spending and quantitative easing is a factor in inflation. Under Biden, groceries have went up by 42%. Inflation is the hidden tax on the people’s wallets.

Issue 2

Illegal immigration of the US southern border is a huge problem in the US and I believe it is affecting us in Idaho. Many of these people wish us harm. It is not only people looking for work, there are many (I believe) that wish us harm including: drug gangs from multiple Latin American and South American countries, as well as Chinese nationals, and Islamic Jihadists. The sitting District 32 Senator has supported multiple times now drivers licenses and/or ID cards for illegals. In my opinion, this is a step towards amnesty. In Idaho we need to protect Idahoans!

Issue 3

There is a movement towards mutilating children through the “transgender” movement. Additionally, there is a movement in many schools in the nation that are promoting sexualizing children. We need to protect our children in Idaho from this propaganda and programming. Recently, Idaho has taken steps to protect our children and for now the US Supreme Court has upheld Idaho law. We need to be on guard in the state and in our communities to ensure this is not creeping into our schools. Remember, within the last few years there were some schools teaching “Critical Race Theory”. Some citizens are in favor of a school voucher program to protect their children by choosing another school. The sitting District 32 Senator did not support this claiming transparency as the issue. I notice he didn’t mind voting for the redistribution of wealth Launch Program.

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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