I have lived in Gem County for over 60 years with my wife Sherry. We have 8 children and 28 grandchildren.
I am a conservative Republican that believes freedom is a function of taking personal responsibility along with the proper role of government. The reason government has grown over the last 100 years is because we have let liberals replace family responsibilities with government programs and agencies. The way to reduce the size of government is to increase the number of economically independent families, not dependent upon government handouts. Increasing the number of economically, independent families is my area of expertise and the only way to maintain limited government.
I owned and operated a dairy for 18 years, became a public school teacher, and was elected to the legislature in 2006. I am currently the chairman of the Senate Education Committee where my focus is to empower parents in all forms of education by giving them choices. This year we are on track to get rid of Common Core, created the first performance based funding system, rewarded motivated students with flexibility, and began the process to teach natural law of Cicero and John Locke in Idaho schools.
My legislative successes include: the largest school choice program in Idaho called the Advanced Opportunities program, the Innovative Classroom program where parents can choose an alternative curriculum, and, this year, the Self-directed Learned Law that rewards motivated students with flexibility.
I would appreciate your vote. My phone number is 208 365-8656. Let’s take Idaho to the Next Level.
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