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Bryan Smith

United States Representative Congressional District 2

Biography & Background

Bryan Smith is a no-apologies conservative, accomplished lawyer, and successful businessman running for Congress in Idaho’s Second Congressional District.

Bryan was Born in Boise and raised in Caldwell where he learned the value of hard work, determination, and personal responsibility. He worked at a bakery, in construction, at McDonalds, moved pipe, built picnic tables, and even sold fishing worms.

Bryan was the first person in his family to go to college, graduating from Brigham Young University in 1986 with a degree in English and from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with honors in 1989.
In 1994, Bryan moved back to Idaho, settled in Idaho Falls, and opened his own law practice. He is now the owner of several successful small businesses, the father of five children and grandfather to six grandchildren. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married 38 years.

Bryan believes strongly in limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. He believes the departure from these principled conservative values has created an overreaching federal government that now dictates just about everything in our everyday lives. Bryan is a principled political outsider who will be our conservative voice and fight for us in Washington.

He is an active member of the Idaho Republican Party, locally in Bonneville County and even having served as the Second Vice-Chairman of the State Republican Party.

Bryan and his wife live in Idaho Falls, and he enjoys sailing, being active in his church, and spending time with his family.

Top 3 Issues:

1. Secure Our Nation’s Borders The Biden Administration’s insane border policies have created a border crisis. I will fight to restart building the Trump border wall. We must return to the policy where people go home to request entry into our country legally and not be let in by the tens of thousands illegally. Unlike Mike Simpson, I will not vote to give amnesty to people who are here illegally.
2. Protect Election Integrity As your congressman, I will lead the charge on election integrity. While Mike Simpson was joining Nancy Pelosi and the democrats in their January 6th witch hunt commission against President Trump, we should have been focused on securing our elections and protecting the People’s vote at the ballot box. We must require a photo ID to vote in all 50 states. This simple common-sense provision is long overdue.
3. Oppose Dam Breaching on the Snake River I oppose Congressman Simpson’s plan to breach four dams on the lower Snake River. Farming and ranching are the backbone of Idaho’s economy and heritage. Water is the life blood of farming and ranching. These dams produce clean emission free hydroelectric power. Breaching these dams threatens Idaho’s farmers and ranchers and threatens to increase our electricity rates. Breaching the dams will destroy the Port of Lewiston that serves as Idaho’s only seaport for transporting grain, legumes, paper, lumber and other goods up and down the Columbia River. I will stand firmly against those who prioritize a radical environmentalist agenda over Idaho’s families and farmers.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes

“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.”