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Gayann DeMordaunt

State Representative Legislative District 14 Seat B

Biography & Background

Raised in Spokane, WA; B.A. in English, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; taught ESL; founder, North Star Public Charter School, Eagle; appointed to the Idaho Public Charter School Commission tripling the number of charter schools of choice in Idaho during her service and leadership; served as board member, American Red Cross of Greater Idaho; served as District Chairman (14), Ada County Republicans; selected to serve as a National Convention committee member, GOP National Platform (2012); co-chairman, BYU College Republicans; American Conservative Union Foundation Award (CPAC 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021); Gayann and her husband Reed have raised their six children in Eagle.

Top 3 Issues:

1. PROTECTING OUR GOD-GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. I have vigilantly PROTECTED the sacred lives of the UNBORN. I have either sponsored or co-sponsored important legislation to protect the sanctity and RIGHT to life, including the Heartbeat Bill, every legislative session. I will continue to defended our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. And I will continue to fight the ever intrusive Federal overreach. We have experienced unprecedented and UNCONSTITUTIONAL intrusion in the private lives and healthcare decisions of Idahoans regarding Covid-19. I have stood firmly opposed to these unconstitutional mandates at every turn. I believe that Covid-19 vaccines should always be a private and personal choice, without COERCION or discrimination. The forced closure of churches, “non-essential” businesses and schools were also done with complete disregard of our constitutional rights. I will continue to fight to protect and preserve our inalienable rights.
2. EXPANDING SCHOOL CHOICE. Our most treasured resource in Idaho is our children. They deserve an education that meets their individual learning needs. The truest form of local control in education are parents. Parents should be able to CHOOSE the education that best fits their child. I have long been in the trenches of school choice, whether that be expanding protections for homeschoolers, or options for charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, micro-schools, or traditional schools with open boundaries. We need to “fund students, not systems.” We should make deliberate investments in education that are student-centric and focused on outcomes and results, including attracting and retaining experienced teachers. And parents must be put back in the driver's seat of their children's education.
3. LOWERING TAXES: Idahoans deserve to KEEP their hard earned dollars in their own pockets. While we passed the largest tax cut in the history of Idaho through income tax reduction, we can't stop there. I believe that property taxes are truly one of the most un-American things we do. The roof over our heads is a basic necessity. It should not be threatened by property taxes, particularly for senior citizens who are on fixed incomes. I am committed to lowering Idahoans' tax burden.

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.”

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