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Dom Gelsomino

State Representative Legislative District 21 Seat A

Biography & Background

As a Christian, conservative, small business owner, father, and family man, Dom has dedicated himself to serving his family, community, and state over the years. Working with leaders in government at the state and city level, as well as business leaders throughout Ada County, Dom has brought positive proven results to his community!

Experience matters, and Dom brings a proven track record of experience and results to his race. His experience ranges from:

– State Chairman of the Idaho College Republicans 2010-2012
– Chief of Staff to State Senator – now Congressman Russ Fulcher 2011 – 2012
– Government Affairs Advisor to the Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council 2018 – 2021 and presently serves as a:
– Board of Directors Member to the Meridian Library Foundation, and
– Commissioner to the Meridian Parks and Recreation Commission

Dom believes Idahoans deserve true leadership in the legislature! A representative who is not only able to relate to them, but will use his experience to work tirelessly for them, and do what is necessary to build a better and brighter future for Idaho!

Top 3 Issues:

1. Strengthen Idaho’s Economy by: – Pursue common sense conservative approaches to economic development so that incentives offered to businesses result in a “win” for Idaho taxpayers in the form of goods, higher paying and quality jobs, and contributions to the tax base by businesses. – Improving and strengthening our infrastructure and transportation systems, including working with cities and partnering transportation entities and expanding access to internet.
2. Protect Individual Rights and Liberties including: – The 2nd Amendment – Right to Life, including introducing a comprehensive reform to Idaho’s Adoption Laws to make the process more affordable and less bureaucratic. – 14th Amendment’s Equal Justice Under the Law
3. Strengthen Idaho’s Education System by: – Work to reestablish strong bridges of trust and open communication between parents, teachers, and students, removing the toxic animosity and distrust that has increasingly plagued our education system across the state and nation in recent decades. – Work tirelessly to uphold the legislature’s constitutional duty to “maintain a general, uniform and thorough system of public, free common schools”, by fighting for adequate funding for our education system. – Reestablish the respect, value, and dignity for and of our teachers, by fighting for salary increases and taking more off their plates. They became teachers for a reason, and have earned to be treated as the professionals they are. – Work together with teachers and parents to assess areas of improvement, and strengthen what works already in our education system. – Require the legislature to create, and execute a 5-10 Year Comprehensive Education Master Plan, that follows along the same lines as Comprehensive Master Plans created and executed by our city governments and includes, among other items, sound funding plans. – Work together with parents and teachers to ensure that children are able to apply what they are learning in school, versus simply regurgitating it all during an exam and not retaining the important information they’ve learned.

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.”