R. Scott Workman

State Representative Legislative District 28 Seat B

Biography & Background

I am Robert Scott Workman. I have a dairy farm in Franklin County. I have farmed all my life and currently own the farm I grew up on with my brother and my son. I have dairy cows and currently grow organic crops. A few years ago I was elected to be a Commissioner in Franklin County. I served in that position for 8 years. I was able to sit on numerous boards to give me a perspective of the workings of what goes on in the state. Some of the boards I have sat on are ICRMP, the organization that provides insurance to most of the schools, cities, counties and other taxing districts, Southestern Idaho Public Health, Chairman of the 5th District Transportation committee, Hospital, Soil and Water, RCand D, Juvenile Justice, and currently am the District 32 Republican Legislative District chair. Thru these opportunities I have been able to broaden my knowledge of the workings of state government at the local level, and feel that this will help me to better help the people in my district and this state. I have always felt that less government is the best government. We do not need to create more laws and take more money away from everyone. It is best left in the pocketbooks of the taxpayer. I’ve always considered taxes as sacred, because it comes from hardworking individuals who work hard to have a better life. And many are on fixed incomes. So I firmly believe that we should be careful how that money is spent. For this reason I feel that I could help the Citizens in this state to have a better life. I have always been very conservative , and have felt that common sense is the best approach to help achieve a correct balance between all the entities in the State.

Top 3 Issues:

1. Keeping taxes as low as possible and still fund the programs to run the state. If we don’t have the money we should cut anywhere needed to keep and follow the budget that was agreed upon.
2. Always schools! The youth are our foundation for the future, and if they do not have the programs to succeed we need to allocate more revenue to the schools, from kindergarten to college. Education changes yearly, and teachers need and deserve the ability to have the funding and money to help them succeed. Without good and qualified teachers our youth cannot achieve greatness!
3. Being involved in agriculture I have witnessed the importance of good trade agreements. No matter the crop, cattle, milk, agriculture is the backbone of the state. We need to support research, trade, and advertising to help more our products wherever needed throughout the world.

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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