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Gregory Ferch

State Representative Legislative District 22 Seat A

Biography & Background

• Joined the US Army Reserve as a Senior in High School as a combat medic and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in about 6 ½ years. Honorably discharged after 11 years of service working in numerous clinics, field hospitals, and emergency rooms. 1991 Desert Storm Veteran.
• I met my wife of 20 years, Angie, while we were in the Army.
• BS, Human Biology, University of North Dakota, 1989.
• Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1993. Licensed ID and MN.
• Advanced Auto Trauma Certification, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 1998.
• Board member for the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians on two different occasions.
• Member of the Idaho Chiropractic Peer Review Committee since its inception.
• Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians 2015 and 2020 Chiropractor of the Year.
• 28-year Boise chiropractor and employer.
• 26-year property owner and manager.
• Voted by The Idaho Apartment Association as the 2018 Independent Rental Operator of the Year.
• Past President, Charleston Place Homeowners Association for three years.
• Very involved with party politics as a delegate to state conventions, worked on parade floats, fairs, fundraisers, etc. Also, held numerous volunteer party positions including Ada County Republican Chairman.
• Helped teach youth program at church for a few years.
• I am running again to continue the conversation about real health and promote a balance in Health and Welfare. I am running again also to protect the liberty, freedom, and values that native Idahoans have grown to enjoy and what newcomers expect when they get here.

Top 3 Issues:

1. Healthcare Freedom. Everyone has the right to make their own healthcare decisions in consultation with their chosen provider after full informed consent and without coercion or threats of reprisal. Citizens should also have access to their choice of provider type without philosophical or economic discrimination. We need to find a stronger balance with an emphasis on health in the Department of Health and Welfare. Currently, the department seems long on welfare and short on health. Success in real health improvement will limit suffering, improve quality of life and be a blessing for society. I started that conversation two years ago and I believe I am uniquely qualified to continue it.
2. Tax Reduction. While I did support record income tax reductions over the last couple of years, I would really have liked to see significant property tax reduction if not even elimination. When you pay off your mortgage, you should own your home and not have to perpetually rent it from the mosquito district. I consistently voted to eliminate the grocery tax and reduce or suspend the gas tax. With the inflating price of groceries, taxing them becomes even more burdensome.
3. Government Growth and Intrusion. Not every issue or inconvenience needs a government program. In fact, often Government involvement makes things worse. For instance, daycare subsidies were offered so they could compete against the extended unemployment benefits, to get people to go back to work. The constitution contains the bill of rights. That is a delineation of God-given individual rights. People have the right to choose their style of housing, the vehicle they drive, the schools their kids attend, if and when they get a health-related procedure and the type of healthcare providers that suit their needs. People should also be afforded the opportunity to learn from their choices, both good and bad.

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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