WHY I AM RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION
When I first considered running for the legislature, I had already studied proposed legislation and testified in legislative hearings. I had observed that too many bills contained special privileges for a few at the expense of the average citizen. I was concerned about growth of government, and its appetite for regulating life and consuming taxpayer resources. As an elected legislator, my concerns remain the same. I believe my concerns have been reflected in my debate and votes in the House. My view is that every proposed law should be carefully examined to determine:
SIMPLE, EFFICIENT and EQUITABLE
I believe good government requires, and the citizens of Idaho deserve, this type of consideration on every piece of legislation. I am dedicated to continuing this model of analysis as we look for solutions to current issues while preserving our liberty and great state of Idaho.
Age: 64 years old
Birthplace: Idaho Falls, Idaho
A.B. in Political Science
1974 - 1977
J.D. Degree in Law
1977 - 1980
District 15A | December 2006 - Present | Boise
---STANDING HOUSE COMMITTEES: CHAIR, Local Government, Member, State Affairs and Judiciary and Rules; Past VICE CHAIR, Judiciary & Rules (2011-2014); Past member, Health & Welfare (2007-2010). ---SELECT COMMITTEES: Member, House Ethics Committee (2013-2016), Past Chair (2013-2014). --- INTERIM COMMITTEES: Urban Renewal (2008), Public Defense Reform (2013-2015), Health Care Task Force (2013-2015), Administrative Hearing Officers (2016), Foster Care (2016).
Private Practice | August 1982 - Present
Represents injured workers, including laborers, professionals, business owners and government officials.
Idaho Supreme Court | July 1980 - July 1982
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Robert E. Bakes