Biography and Background
I’m currently serving my 6th year in the Idaho Legislature. It has been an honor to serve, I would like to continue to serve another term. I invite you to look up my voting record, I am have a 95% rating with the American Conservative Union. The group studies bills to see if a bill creates a bigger government or increases spending.
I believe government should be limited in size and scope, I think we demand too much from government, we should turn most things to the free markets and let competition due what it does best, makes things better.
Government is simply a tool built by us, I think we forget it’s not a stand alone entity, it is ours to keep in line and make sure its checks and balances are actively working and keeping in it’s lane. What is the proper role of Government? We decide.
Boise is a strange place, my first campaign I told everyone that I was not a Boise Boy, meaning I was not going down here or there to get buttered up by Lobbyists or agencies or establishment folk, I was going to Boise to work for the people. I believe I have kept my word. Lobbyists quit calling, the dinner invites are far and few between, they just know that I stand for the people that I serve not their best interest.
My passion is helping people with addiction recovery. Every family is affected by Alcohol and Drug issues in some form. I served on the district 2 behavioral health council and I served on the Governor’s Taskforce for Opioid addiction.
Fentanyl is crossing our southern border in a massive amount, Last year we had more overdoses than any time in history, Most Fentanyl was coming from China, but they wised up and started sending the ingredients to the cartels in Mexico so now they manufacture it, they simply give it to migrants heading north, have them give it to dealers who spread it out across the States. Dealers know the deadly consequences and mix it with other substances, even putting it in vape pens to increase the high so the addict comes back for more.
Its always bothered me that we have no problem paying 30,000 per year to lock someone up, but using a 5th of that money to get someone help with their addiction is out of line. I have been fighting for more funding for something I was a huge part of in 2015 the start of local recovery centers, these centers are thriving, Latah Recovery center saw over 5000 people last year at very little monies, this is where we should be focusing getting people the help before the consequences of death or prison.
Please go to my website, www.kingsleyforidaho.com , please help if you can, I am in a new district and need to get the word out by May 17th. God Bless you and that you for researching. FB Kingsley for Idaho 7A