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Idaho State Senator District 6

Idaho Senate members serve a 2-year term and are responsible for translating the public will into public policy for the state, levying taxes, appropriating public funds, and overseeing the administration of state agencies. These responsibilities are carried out through the legislative process — laws passed by elected representatives of the people, legislators.

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    Robert Blair

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    Julia Parker

Biographical Information

1. What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

2. What experience has prepared you for this office?

3 What do you see as the most significant challenges Idaho faces that you might be able to address in this position?

4. Would you support legislation to remove criminal liability for physicians and pregnant women experiencing life threatening pregnancy complications and allow for medical and family decisions regarding continuation of that pregnancy? Please explain your response.

5. Is there anything else you would like to tell the voters?

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Term (208) 332-1405
I will stand on guard as a warrior in defense of every citizen's God-given constitutional rights. I will support the Pro-Life effort and work to close the loopholes in our pro-life laws that allow abortions for rape and incest cases. I will also stand on guard against all wasteful government spending.
I have forty-six years as a public servant at the federal, state, and local levels of government. I am a thirty-year retired USAF Colonel, aviator, and cobat veteran. I am also a retired Idaho law enforcement officer and senior Idaho state Senator. My formal training is in business management and administration as well as senior organizational leadership. My background is well suited to the position of state Senator.
Idaho's dependency on federal dollars undermines our state sovereignty and makes us vulnerable to downturns in the national economy. Idaho must learn to live within its means and preserve its sovereignty.
Idaho's laws already allow doctors to treat life threatening emergency medical conditions in pregnant women. If you are asking whether I support abortions, my answer is no. Pregnancy is not an emergency medical condition in and of itself. And nothing in our laws prevent a doctor from treating emergency medical conditions in pregnant women. And with respect to family medical decisions, of course I believe these are private decisions to be made by individuals rather than the government. However, deciding to murder an innocent unborn human being is not a medical decision. Abortion, other than to save the life of the mother should be viewed as the murder of an unborn child. Our laws must stand against this.
I am a Christian, Conservative, Republican who believes in small, efficient, and non-intrusive government. I believe morality and Christian-Judeo ethics should underpin our law making efforts and government in general.
Term (208) 310-0915
As a State Senator, I will work in and out of the legislature to advance the needs of Idaho families. I will work to fund our public schools, protect reproductive healthcare, and solve problems to move Idaho forward.
I was born into a working middle-class family in Ohio and moved to the Palouse over two decades ago. After receiving a nursing degree at Lewis-Clark State College, I’ve spent the last 25 years serving our community as a nurse and educator.

While raising a family, I have been an active community member and volunteer, including serving on the Moscow City Council. I have collaborated with various stakeholders – from small businesses and young families to public schools – because I believe working together improves all of our lives.
I’ve lived and worked on the Palouse for 25 years and have witnessed the impact of an out-of-touch legislature that doesn't represent our values. I will make decisions that align with the needs of Idaho families and work to ensure you see your tax dollars work for you through expanding infrastructure projects, protecting our natural resources, and improving access to higher education and trade schools.
As a nurse, I know healthcare decisions are not black and white. I have taken care of families who have had to make heartbreaking decisions, and I understand that there are numerous factors at play for each patient. Government has no place in these deeply personal and painful choices. Criminalizing care has cost communities across our state affordable access to quality reproductive healthcare and represents an extreme overreach of government. I will work to protect Idaho families and remove criminal liability for physicians and pregnant women experiencing life threatening pregnancy complications.
Living on the Palouse has helped me learn that we need to work together to create the communities we want and need. Idahoans are willing to lend a hand, lead a group, split some wood, deliver a casserole, and pull each other out of the ditches. We care for each other—that is what makes this area a great place to live.

I would be honored to have your support. For more information about me and my priorities, visit