My promise to you is that I will never sell my vote based on a score or a grade by any lobbyist. My votes are based on the content of the legislation and how it affects my constituents and if it is good for Idaho.
I am pro-life and was endorsed by Right to Life
I am pro gun as a Patriot Life Member of the NRA
I am pro local control as specified in the Republican Platform
I was born in Weiser, Idaho and raised on a farm west of Weiser. After graduating from Weiser High School I attended and graduated with honors from the College of Idaho. After college I worked in the building industry and then in the retail trades. Currently, my wife of 43 years and I own Syme Real Estate with an office in Caldwell, Idaho. We also own and operate a 43 acre farm where we raise hair sheep and hay.
During the Reagan administration I enlisted in the US Army rising to the rank of Sergeant while on active duty. I was then commissioned as an Officer and following my active duty tour I served in the Reserve component for a total of 32 years. I retired in 2014 at the rank of Colonel. I served two combat tours of 1 year each deploying to Baghdad, Iraq both times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
I have serve 3 terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, serving on the Education Committee for one term and on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee for 2 terms. Other committees are the Transportation and Defense and Commerce and Human Resources Committees for 6 years.
My wife Patti and I have 4 children and 8 grandchildren of which we couldn’t be more proud.