As the District 7 State Senator, I believe in preserving our conservative Idaho way of life, and trying to run your government like a business. These are the things I’ve campaigned on, and the things I have done as a State Senator.
I value the lifestyle of our families and neighbors in Idaho, Adams and Nez Perce counties. This is preserved with effective leadership in Boise on your behalf. We are the, “little guy,” we are not from the big cities of Idaho. We have to work harder and be tougher than the rest. Those in Boise will tell you I am a very worthy adversary. I will not only fight, but I will win. Not with big noise, but big results.
With hundreds of miles between us and the Capitol, it is critical that you know I will make sure your message of fiscal conservatism and limited government is heard in Boise. It is critical that we hold our state agencies accountable, and we must require outcome-based results.
I have worked both in the public and private sector, with most of my time being spent on our ranch in Grangeville. My wife Carolyn, and I, work together in our registered beef cattle and small livestock trucking businesses. I was the president of the Idaho Cattle Association, the Idaho Beef Council, the National Cattleman’s Beef Board, and the National Cattleman’s Beef board of directors, chairing two national committees. In my government work, I have worked at the county level in weed control and at the state level as a University of Idaho extension agent who managed the Idaho County 4-H program. During that time, I created one of the strongest 4-H programs in Idaho.
I believe my background has shown that I know how government works and how business gets done. This unique blend of experience allows me to understand how to run government like a business, which is an important part of being an effective state legislator. Most importantly, I know just how hard it is to make a dollar and just how easy it is to spend that dollar. Taxpayers deserve a Senator who will ensure our state funds are being spent with business caution and without government waste.
I appreciate your support to bring better government to our area and Idaho, as I represent each of you in District 7. Not just a loud voice…a strong voice.