State Representative Legislative District 5 Seat A
Biography and Background
Ronald J. Mendive I have been a resident of Idaho since 1955 and married for 51 years. I am the father of 3 grown children and grandfather of 6. Presently I am semi-retired with a seasonal land service & construction business. My work history includes mining, logging, and building custom homes. I also was involved in developing and patenting the first successful self-igniting pellet stove.
I enjoy fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, canoeing & camping.
Top 3 Issues
Property tax relief With Idaho’s explosive growth, property values continue to rise. Many are unable to afford the increase in taxes, especially those on a fixed income. This session there was a major proposal to remove property taxes from the primary residence for Idaho citizens. It was not adopted.
Education Savings Account Simply put, it would allow state allotted money for education to follow the student. Most students do fine in the traditional K-12 model, but one size does not fit all. ESA’s empower parents to find the best educational pathway for their child’s needs.
State control of federal lands With 62% of the land in Idaho’s borders belonging to the federal government, Idaho has no ability to control our own destiny. We are
forced to rely on federal money for our very survival.
Integrity in Affiliation
“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.”