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Idaho State House District 19 B

Idaho House of Representatives 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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    Chris Mathias

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. What else would you like to tell the voters?

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I’m committed to continuing to get meaningful bills passed, such as H466 (2023), HCR027 (2023) and H219a (2022), and work to get harmful bills killed. Second, I will continue to cultivate deep, trust based bi-partisan relationships that enable us to pass bills that help Idahoans and restore trust in our elected leaders and legislative process.
I have had the honor of serving four legislative sessions representing District 19 and have worked diligently to pass multiple bills each session. I also have prior military service, as well as service to the Idaho State Board of Education and the U.S. Senate.
Using the bi-partisan relationships I’ve cultivated, I will continue to work to address what I see as a very significant challenge: a legislature that continuously dedicates its attention and resources to wedge issues that do nothing to promote freedom or improve the lives of everyday Idahoans. These distractions harm Idahoans and erode trust in our ability to govern.
Absolutely. I trust women and their health care providers to make these decisions. Our dangerous and confusing abortion laws are driving health care professionals out of our state, further endangering the health and safety of all Idahoans.
Your voice matters, both at the ballot box and beyond. I’m deeply invested in ensuring Idahoans have access to the lawmaking process and know how to take action. During the legislative session, I release weekly videos and newsletters that share information on what to expect in the coming week with helpful links and tools to get involved.