Rick Small

State Representative Legislative District 3 Seat B

HeadshotRick Small for Idaho House 3 Seat B

Biography & Background

I was born in 1957. The most significant event in my life was when I was born-again on December 5, 2010. Lorie and I were married in 1977 and have been married for 30 years. We have 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Before moving to Hayden Lake 3 1/2 years ago, Lorie and I lived in Palmer, Alaska. Currently, I’m a Field Service Engineer on Diagnostic Ultrasound and Echocardiography Systems. Though I haven’t held elected office yet, I have been involved intensely as a constituent/citizen for eight years. I have talked to legislators and governors, testified in legislative committee hearings, spoken at Legislative townhalls often, lobbied legislators, and talked to candidates. I have done this in Idaho and Alaska and Oklahoma. I am concerned about the attacks on man as created in God’s image, God’s design for marriage and family, and the proper role of government including state sovereignty and defying tyrants. If the people in my district give me the opportunity, I fully intend to stand with the legislators who stand for life liberty and property, work as though my life depended on it to abolish human abortion in Idaho, and join with other who fight for liberty.

Top 3 Issues:

1. The “legalized” murder of the preborn can and must stop in Idaho. We do this by passing, signing, and enforcing a bill of equal protection that has the following 5 components: 1) Outlaw abortion from conception 2) No exceptions 3) Establish equal protection for preborn children 4) Defy Roe 5) Repeal or supersede all statutes which allow for abortion
2. State Sovereignty The federal government has long ago stepped way outside its constitutional bounds. We can and must defy immoral and unconstitutional federal executive orders, edicts, or court opinions. If we don’t defy tyrants, we strengthen them. The framers never had in mind that the states would be mere implementation centers for unconstitutional or immoral federal edicts.
3. Proper Government Proper government is limited in its size, which translates into expense and power; its scope/jurisdiction; and the limits of proper ways for citizens to pay for its services. For example, basically, homeowners don’t actually own their property because of the way taxes are imposed against property. And while we are on the subject of taxes, a grocery tax is completely immoral and it ought to be repealed immediately.

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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