March 29, 2018

Campaign Update: Keep Idaho Innovative

Idaho Innovation

Each spring and fall, I run a workshop for entrepreneurs, and over the last two days, I’ve had the chance to meet people with big ideas who want to change the world. It’s so inspiring to be in the room with folks who believe they can turn their dreams into thriving businesses.

We want Idaho to be a place that helps people with a vision add to our state’s legacy. Just think about the great businesses that started in Idaho.

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March 22, 2018

Campaign Update: Yes, We Still Need Farmers

Idaho Farmer

When I announced my campaign, I did an interview on BYU-I Radio. During the interview, I mentioned the need for more voices from agricultural to serve In Idaho’s government. After the interview was shared on social media, some comments suggested that we already had enough “farmers” in office.

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March 6, 2018

Campaign Update: Engage & Listen

Engage & Listen

Last week, I spent a few days in Washington, D.C., with the National Potato Council visiting our Idaho representatives and senators. Our goal was to highlight specific issues affecting our state, including concerns about trade, immigration, and research.

I know that some people wonder if it helps at all to have these conversations.

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February 20, 2018

Campaign Update: Be Kind

Be Kind - Fred Rogers

Today’s update was meant to be something else. Then, this happened:

“Idaho Senator Yells at Students Lobbying for Birth Control”

We all have a right to strong beliefs and to defend those beliefs, but this exchange goes beyond defense. It reminded me that how we choose to act (or react) continues to be one of the few things within our total control, and it made me think of these timely words from Mr. Rogers:

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February 14, 2018

Campaign Update: Don’t Close the Door

Don't Close the Door

Campaigning leads to some interesting conversations. Over the last couple of weeks, one of those conversations involved sex education. Yes, you read right. A few weeks ago, Rep. Julie VanOrden, chairwoman of the Idaho House Education Committee, proposed a series of changes to update the language in Idaho law about sex education. Two responses to the proposed bill seemed to …

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