Having lost the 2010 election by seven votes, I have decided to run again for House Seat A in District 18. Once again I need your support. District 18 deserves legislators who will listen and represent their best interests in the Statehouse and will pass legislation that will help re-new prosperity in our community. Idaho faces many unresolved issues and infrastructure needs. We need leadership committed to restoring economic growth, ethics in government, and a quality, well-funded public education system.
The imbalance in our state legislature has created an environment where the majority party has routinely ignored what might be called ethical lapses on the part of public officials. In recent years, many of our elected officials have often represented only a narrow set of interests while ignoring their constituents. As a moderate democrat, I will work collaboratively to move the State of Idaho forward.
Many local levies are being passed to make up for the State Legislature’s failure to properly fund education. Superintendent Luna’s plans, which were almost entirely supported by my opponent, have basically exchanged computers for teachers. We have a shared responsibility to ensure our students are provided an education that prepares them for future success and prosperity. The issue is more than about our children and grandchildren; it is about investing in the community in which we live.
When elected I will be a strong voice for expanding economic opportunities, restoring ethics in government, and ensuring our children are a top priority. Rest assured I would work hard, listen to constituents, and be a legislator worthy of your trust.