On the issues affecting District 23, I am a proud conservative. I came to my conservative Republican beliefs from life experience. I grew up in Maine, which at that time in the 1950s was also a conservative state, but which since has been taken over politically and socially by the other party and led down a different road. I believe in limited government, individual accomplishment and opportunity and individual freedom and responsibility. The internal debates we sometimes have within the Republican Party are healthy in this regard. As I go about District 23, I find many people are good conservatives, advocates of limited government, cautious when it comes to taxation, staunch defenders of our national security, protectors of private property and supporters of individual freedom and personal liberty. If we will work together on these broad Republican principles, there is no end to what we can accomplish for the good of Idaho and our blessed nation.