Terry Gestrin

State Senator Legislative District 8

Biography & Background

State Representative Terry Gestrin is a 5th generation Valley County resident with a great love of Idaho and its resources. Educated in Donnelly–McCall schools and then earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance at Idaho State University. An early member of the Donnelly Fire Department serving 20 years as a Fireman/EMT and 12 years as Chief. Elected to the Valley County Board of Commissioners in 1994 serving 10 years. Served as a State Representative the past 10 years. Owns with my wife Sheri a family business (Long Valley Farm Service) in Donnelly since 1984. Two grown daughters.

Top 3 Issues:

1. Preserving and protecting our number one resource, water. Aquatic evasive species, Quagga and Zebra mussels, is a real threat to Idaho’s water bodies and related infrastructure. We have greatly improved our efforts to keep these invaders out of Idaho and the Columbia River Basin. Water quantities concern me with Idaho’s growth. We will protect existing rights while balancing the needs that come with growth.
2. Protecting our 2nd amendment rights. I have supported Idaho’s open and concealed carry laws and will continue to do so.
3. Reducing taxes while balancing our need for services. We have reduced taxes and can do more in the future.

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