I grew up here in Ada County on a dairy farm just outside of Kuna, and I now live with my husband of 20 years and our three children just a field away from that same farm. I attended Nampa Christian Schools from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade and our three children are now students there as well. After high school, I attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a minor in Public Administration. I have held positions in both public and private sector organizations in land use and transportation planning, as well as grant administration. My family and I are very involved in our local church. Our family and our faith are central to our lives.
I believe holding an elected office is a distinct privilege, and I do not take for granted the opportunity to serve my fellow Idahoans.
Top 3 Issues
Quality education is my top my priority. We have a responsibility to ensure our children receive an excellent education. I believe there are four main components to a successful education system: parental involvement, local control, school choice and an allocation of resources to meet each student’s needs.
Improving our transportation system and ensuring there is adequate funding to meet the growing demands across our state has been a consistent priority of mine since coming in to office. I have long sought ways to increase transportation funding without increasing taxes, and I am proud to say that I have been part of several solutions to increase general fund spending on our roads and bridges both for maintenance and expansion.
Protecting our constitutional rights is always a top priority. I have staunchly defended the right to life for the pre-born, advocated for our religious freedoms, supported free speech, and have defended our right to keep and bear arms guaranteed under the second amendment.