With the legislature declaring “sine die” (adjournment) last week, it marked the end of two stellar legislative careers. Rep. Maxine Bell and Sen. Shawn Keough, the co-chairs of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC), completed their final terms in the Idaho Legislature.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Last night, I had the chance to attend Ucon’s monthly City Council meeting. I left thinking that the folks in Ucon are very lucky.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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:Continue reading