News and Updates

Welcome Back

It is exciting to be back in Boise to help bring our District 7 voice to the rest of the state! I see it as my job to be influential enough down here to actually bring our conservative values to the front of the room. It is good to see the enthusiasm of the other...

Capital for a Day, Grangeville…WOW

It has been one week since our Capital for a Day in Grangeville and I am still ecstatic about the turnout. I would like to thank the 225 people who took time out of their busy day to come and talk with Governor Little, department heads and myself. To make real change...

Summer Update

"Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That's the greatness of this country." - Rafael Cruz Friends, lots of things have been going on since the close of the session. Please let me try to get you up to date…at least a little...

Session in Review

I have just completed the 2019 session representing you, my neighbors in District 7, in the Idaho State Senate.  I have served you on the Education Committee, the Transportation Committee (vice chairman), and the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee (JFAC) – the...

Week 13, We Are Still Here

That may be a bit dramatic and tongue-in-cheek for how legislators feel right now, but most believe this will be the last week of this legislative session. Records show that on election years legislators get their work done sooner than non-election years like this...

What’s Keeping Us Here in Boise

This may be the last week of the Legislature for 2019...Yeah! Who knows for sure, but with any luck, the major things keeping the Legislature in Boise will be voted on – win, lose or draw! Those issues include the “federalism” bill, HB169, Medicaid sideboards, and a...

New Offices, Anyone?

Friends, this is the stage of the legislature when crazy things happen (yes, more than normal)! Legislators are worn down, cranky, and legislation is coming in waves. The big decisions have been put off until now, namely Prop 2 final funding decisions, and the...

Elks in Town

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Leadership Idaho Agriculture

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