Biography and Background

Theresa Denham is a dedicated community advocate, lifelong Republican, served as a delegate to the Republican Party in Idaho.and now most recently is a candidate for Canyon County Commissioner Seat 1. Renowned for her resolute commitment to citizen values, personal freedoms, and family. Anchored by her deep faith in God, Theresa’s values are manifested through her integrity, servant leadership, and desire for transparency, truth and justice. Her rich life experience, rooted in the stories of her father—an escapee from Communist Bulgaria—has imbued her with a profound respect for freedom, land stewardship, and food security. As a top student in Animal Sciences and later in Business Management and CIT, Theresa parlayed her academic achievements into a life of volunteer service and leadership. She found purpose in helping the community after facing personal adversity when her daughter fell critically ill. Unable to get adequate treatment, she took action, founding a nonprofit to support families navigating rare diseases. Her tireless advocacy led her to state politics and international advocacy, where she influenced research, and physician education about rare diseases and later engaged in an international collaborative AdHoc committee team member creating ICD diagnostic codes.

An entrepreneur, Theresa and her husband manage a farm, and enjoy outdoor activities with their family, including their three children and grandchildren. Her eldest son is a successful business owner, her second is a disabled veteran, and her daughter is an active community member.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Individual Liberty including: Speech, Medical Freedom, 2 A Rights, Grandfathered Water Rights & Property Rights.

Issue 2

The Impact of illegal immigration: drug trafficking and human trafficking in my district. How are we going to keep people safe from this invasion.

Issue 3

Economic stability for Idaho through responsible commercial/industrial/ agricultural growth. Food security: Looking at the surrounding states , and their inability to maintain food productions, we need to begin strategizing on how to increase our self reliance and maintain our strategic positioning for food export and food security.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party 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.”
“We oppose any federal, state or local regulation that would diminish a property owner’s right to develop his property.” ADD “providing that the owners right fits within the defined zoning, and does not inhibit or interfere with agriculture practices of adjacent neighbors including ability to spray, farm, move livestock, equipment etc” We currently have the right to farm, however the PRACTICE of farming is challenged when proper transitional spaces are not honored and Idaho Statutes are not adhered to and that has been a huge problem the last four years.

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