Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Why I am serving in the State Senate - District 15
"There are minds to encourage, eyes to dry, hearts to heal, arms to embrace, knees to strengthen, and feet to steady."
"Service to others is the rent you pay for room here on earth" - Shirley Chisholm
"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity" - Buddha
I am pro-family, pro-education, pro-life. I believe in the Republican Party's values of lower taxes, less government and personal responsibilities. I will focus on education and jobs.
About 62% of state general funds goes to education in Idaho. I have the educational background, having been a teacher, to see that those funds are properly spent.
Because of the economy, many people in Idaho are hurting; many are out of work or underemployed. The state has several responsibilities:
1 - Keep taxes as low as possible
2 - Provide the best education for our children
3 - Adequately fund essential services
4 - Make Idaho a people-friendly and business-friendly place
Having been a businessman in Boise for over 25 years, I know what high taxes can do to hurt our economy. We need to keep and attract new business to Idaho.
Section 1. All men (and women) are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.
Section 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal protection and benefit ... no special privileges or immunities shall ever be granted that may not be altered, revoked, or repealed by the legislature.
Section 10. The people shall have the right ... to instruct their representative, and to petition the legislature for the redress of grievances.