December 27, 2018

A Peaceful Transition

Idaho Capitol Steps

A week from tomorrow, Idaho’s constitutional officers will take the oath of office on the steps of our Capitol. It may seem like a small thing, almost an afterthought. In fact, we tend to take this transition for granted because that’s how it’s always been. But what if it wasn’t? What if every election tested our American ideal of a …

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December 20, 2018

Going Nuclear at the INL


If nothing else, serving in the Idaho House opens your eyes to how much you DON’T know. Yesterday, I got an education. The last time I ventured out to “The Site” for a visit was during the fourth grade. The rest of my current knowledge comes from reading random stories in the local news. If you can imagine, a lot …

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December 7, 2018

Taking the Oath

Idaho Oath

There’s only one word to describe this week: amazing. It all started on Monday with first-term legislators gathered for 2.5 days of training. Today, it will end with committee and office assignments. In between, we learned about decorum on the House floor, how to write a bill, and a whole bunch of other things that we’ll probably forget between now …

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November 29, 2018

Local Learning Never Stops

Local Legislative Forum

Learning from our local leaders and folks in the community never stops. We can better serve at the state level the more we learn at the local level. At a series of recent meetings, we learned about everything from water to the College of Eastern Idaho.

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November 20, 2018

Gratitude Every Day


Gratitude should be something we strive for beyond Thanksgiving. It’s why I’m so very grateful for the people in my life and my experiences this year. I hope to extend my gratitude into 2019 and the next legislative session.

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November 6, 2018

Celebrate Our Democracy: Go Vote

Faith in American Democracy

Today’s the day. And in Idaho, it’s not too late to register to vote because we have same-day voter registration. You can figure out where you vote here: Casting your vote is just the first step. The Day After You Vote Let’s talk about what comes next. Monday morning, I came across a survey conducted in late October that …

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