I was deeply disturbed to discover a ruling class of career politicians in this state who funnel our tax dollars to private organizations that don’t support American values, family values, or law and order! I was urged to run for governor by the same people I worked with on several successful citizen-led efforts.
As a private citizen, I introduced a bill into the legislature that banned teaching critical race theory in schools. I formed the Citizens Committee for Election Integrity that crafted 14 election standards that were adopted by the State and National GOP. I currently serve as Region IV Chairman on the Idaho Republican Party Executive Committee.
I am a first-generation American whose mother and brother fled communism from the former Yugoslavia. I have a deep, personal understanding of how freedoms are lost. I grew up in poverty and worked in the oil fields as a roughneck. Later, I became a financial advisor with a Masters in Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis. I have studied thousands of pages of state fiscal reports and understand how we are funding our own path to become more like Portland and Seattle. My family is putting everything on the line because we wholeheartedly believe it’s NOW or never to make a serious course correction, so we don’t end up like so many other garbage-heap leftist states. The change we want will come from citizen leaders, not career politicians.