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When I started to write this week’s newsletter, I was stumped. How do you shove a full week of stuff into single email?

I thought it might help to take a look at an average day. Most days start at 7 a.m. with meetings of some sort. Most days end with a reception or dinner that goes until 8:30 or 9 p.m. In between, we try to pack as much work as possible into our schedules. Here’s what my Thursday looked like:

  • Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Weekly Call, 7 a.m. (full disclosure: I was 20 minutes late that morning)
  • JFAC, 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • House Floor, 11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • Eastern Idaho Homebuilders Association Lunch, Noon
  • Set up meetings with committee chairman to discuss potential bills, 12:30 p.m.
  • Check voicemail & respond to email, 1 p.m.
  • Resources & Conservation Committee Hearing, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Meetings with the committee chairman, 3 p.m.
  • Work on budgets, 4 p.m.
  • Idaho WWAMI Reception, 5:30 p.m.
  • Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association Dinner, 6 p.m.

Each day is a little different from the one before, and each day comes with its own set of challenges. But each day presents a chance to do something for our district. Most of the time, it’s something as simple as replying to an email or returning a phone call. Other times, it involves tracking down information to help someone deal with a more complicated situation.

Whatever the task, it’s an excellent reminder of why I’m here in Boise.

It’s to serve you.

No matter how busy my schedule gets, I need to leave time to make sure I’m answering your questions and addressing your concerns.

One last thing, Sen. Hill, Rep. Ricks, and I will host our next District 34 Townhall on Saturday, February 9 @ 10 a.m. You’ll find us in Madison County Commissioners’ Room at the Courthouse. I hope to see you there.