Tyler Ricks

State Representative Legislative District 21 Seat A

Biography & Background

Personal Life

Multi generation Idahoan

Life long Meridian resident

Graduated from Meridian Schools

Retail Supervisor in Meridian for 3+ years, has manage small and large teams with millions of dollars of inventory

Civic Involvement

Meridian Library District Trustee (elected)

Meridian Historic Preservation Commissioner (appointed)

Past Meridian Mayor Youth Council member (Served as Vice-Chair of Government Affairs Committee)

Republican Party Involvement

Idaho Republican Party District 22 Secretary

Alternate Precinct Committeeman 2201

Delegate to the 2020 IDGOP State Convention

Delegate to the 2018 IDGOP State Convention

Past Idaho Young Republicans Treasurer

Past Ada County Republicans Youth Chair

Past Precinct Committeeman 2015

Past Precinct Committeeman 2008

Top 3 Issues:

1. Taxes As stated in the Idaho Republican Party Platform I support lowering taxes. Key taxes that we should look at lowering or get rid of are grocery, gas, and property. I will work endlessly to reduce weighty taxes and will ensure that your tax dollars are spent wisely.
2. Education To have a better quality of education here in Idaho, I will vote for bills that promote local control of schools and school choice, no critical race theory, and having mental health days for students that need it. Parents and teachers are needed together to make sure that their child get the quality education that they need.
3. Government Overreach With the COVID pandemic we have seen at a high speed how fast the government wants to intrude in our daily lives even more, from attending church to making mask mandates. As your next state representative, I will not only fight to remove these restrictions from government, but continue to limit the overreach of government from our everyday lives.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes

“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party 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.”

Article 14 Section 2 Traditional Marriage
Government should not be in the business of marrying people. If a private religious group wants to limit to only allow traditional marriage for their church, they have every right to do so. Dedicated couples should be able to use every tax benefit that they can as a married couple in the eyes of the law.